Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Introducing Radiator VNF Flex

 As a recent addition to our portfolio, we have been developing Radiator VNF Flex. Radiator VNF Flex is our new approach to NFV solutions. It focuses on managing and scaling Radiator.  Built for flexibility, Radiator VNF Flex is designed to work on top of various virtualisation environments, and is suitable for carriers, CSPs and other customers that need a scalable AAA VNF solution.

Radiator VNF Flex consists of Radiator VNF and Radiator VNF Manager. Radiator VNF Manager makes it possible to deploy and manage multiple Radiator VNFs with different configurations within one virtualisation infrastructure (VI). The architecture of the Radiator VNF Manager is designed so that multiple virtualisation infrastructures can be utilised with Virtualisation Infrastructure (VI) specific Radiator VNF Manager images. 

As all Radiator VNFs are deployed and managed by independent Radiator VNF Manager, and based on Ansible playbooks, Radiator VNF Flex is better equipped to survive Virtualisation Infrastructure or Management and Orchestration (MANO) upgrades with less additional migration, upgrade and testing work.

In the picture below, we present an example deployment for Radiator VNF Flex:

As can be seen from the image, different Radiator VNF instances then connect to customer services, such as log management and visualization systems, external databases and OSS/BSS systems. Also, it should be noted that Radiator VNF Flex does not limit Radiator VNF configurations: any Radiator configuration can be adapted to be a Radiator VNF configuration deployed by Radiator VNF Manager.

The transition process to Radiator VNF Flex is made easy. Radiator VNF Manager makes it easy to quickly deploy Radiator into production without time-consuming integration with general or third-party VNF managers. Own VNF Manager also protects the VNF and its configuration from third-party managers and components. This makes virtualisation infrastructure upgrades easier as Radiator VNF Manager handles management and orchestration of all Radiator VNFs.

To sum up, the key features of Radiator VNF Flex:

  • New Ansible-based AAA solution from Radiator
  • Easier deployment to production without time-consuming integration to third party VNF managers
  • All Radiator AAA configurations and functionalities can be implemented
  • First available on OpenStack, other support based on customer needs
  • Supports Linux distributions based on customer needs 
  • Radiator VNF Manager is provided as a separate virtual image

Would you like to know more about Radiator VNF Flex?

We are currently engaging multiple projects with Radiator VNF Flex. If you are interested in virtualising your AAA solution, please contact us at info(a) We are happy to have a discussion about your use case and project, and tell how Radiator VNF Flex would suit your needs.