Akraino Radio Edge Cloud (REC) is a latency optimized bare metal, production grade NFVI infrastructure for edge and far-edge data centers.
Akraino REC provides an appliance tuned to support the O-RAN Radio Access Network Intelligent Controller (RIC) and is the first example of the Telco Appliance Blueprint Family which provides a reusable set of modules capable of also hosting sibling blueprints for other purpose tuned appliances.
Akraino REC is based purely on open-source components, both 3rd party and in-project developed.
The project includes the hardware, operating system, IaaS, and CaaS layers. It is also natively integrated with Regional Controller (Akraino Feature Project) for “zero touch” deployment of REC to edge sites!
Release 2 is an snapshot point in the ongoing development of the Radio Edge Cloud blueprint. As in Release 1, most of the code for REC is actually shared with its Telco Appliance (TA) family. The changes specific to REC itself, excluding changes inherited from TA) are trivial and are listed below. The changes to Telco Appliance are mostly the version increments to the upstream projects listed below plus minor bug fixes and the bullet points listed below. Providing an integrated, automated deployment of an interoperable set of upstream projects is a major goal of REC and TA, so these version updates are the primary focus of the release.