vCPE-OS Open Carrier Class Operating System for NetworkEdge Virtualization

by RAD




Open Carrier-Class Operating System for Network Edge VirtualizationvCPE-OS Open Carrier-Class Operating System for Network Edge Virtualization


  • Linux-based, carrier-class operating system for vCPE applications with open management interfaces
  • Consolidation of advanced transport/networking and NFV infrastructure
  • Integrated networking capabilities, secure tunneling/VPN • Service assurance for virtual and physical functionality
  • Inherent support of pluggable PNFs
  • Part of RAD’s vCPE solutions, vCPE-OS runs on any white box server and can be preloaded in RAD’s virtual CPE (vCPE) platforms. It combines powerful networking capabilities with virtualization for hosting SD-WAN and any other value added virtual network function (VNF) applications from multiple vendors.


    RAD vCPE-OS includes standard KVM hypervisor and OpenStack compute node to support third-party applications. Supported applications include:
  • SD-WAN – Software-defined control of WAN connections with secure overlay tunnels for business services
  • Router – Virtual router for hosted public clouds and branch CPE deployments
  • Cryptography – Standard AES 256-bit cipher encryption/decryption of L2-L4 traffic
  • Firewall – Unified threat management for provider-managed SMB services
  • Session Border Controller (SBC) – Manages VoIP signaling and media flows
  • Packet Analyzer – Troubleshooting-ondemand from the customer edge using a packet sniffer VF
  • WAN Optimization – Eliminates content duplication, handles compression, and optimizes latency Additional applications are available via RAD’s D-NFV Alliance, an ecosystem of network orchestrator and VNF vendors, as well as international system integrators specializing in new precertified NFV/vCPE applications.

    vCPE-OS has an open management platform, and easily integrates with standards-based SDN controllers, orchestrators, and operations/business support systems (OSS/BSS) from major providers.

    CARRIER CLASS The vCPE-OS carrier class virtualization and networking experience is achieved by:

  • A comprehensive management and security suite
  • Zero Touch Provisioning ( ZTP )
  • Rich service assurance capabilities
  • Scalable and mass-deployment operational services
  • MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY Comprehensive management suite includes NETCONF/YANG, CLI, Syslog, and alarms.

    Security features include SNMPv3, SSH, SFTP, Access Control, RADIUS (client authentication), and TACACS+.

    vCPE-OS can be managed by RADview. This provides NMS tools, Performance Monitoring portal, and D-NFV Orchestrator.

    D-NFV Orchestrator provides the function of Controller located on the cloud. Controller manages the edge device’s VNF resources, such as compute, storage, and network capabilities. Controller is also responsible for controlling the deployment of VNF instances.

    Applications for the vCPE-OS from RAD

    vCPE-OS is suitable for a wide range of single- and multitenant applications, including pCPE, uCPE, and private and public data centers. It allows for remote and agile deployment of value-added services with D-NFV Orchestrator. Open NFV/SDN architecture facilitates integration with network-wide orchestrators/controllers.

    Ordering vCPE-OS:

    VCPE-OS-LIC License for a vCPE-OS instance


    ETX-2v Open vCPE White Box Platform

    MiCLK 1588 Grandmaster on an SFP with Built-in GNSS

    MiNID Miniature Programmable Network Interface Device
    MiRICi-E1/T1 Smart SFP Ethernet to E1/T1 Remote Bridges

    MiRICi-E3/T3 Smart SFP Ethernet to E3/T3 Remote Bridges

    MiTOP-E1/T1 Smart SFP-Format TDM 1/T1 Pseudowire Gateways

    MiTOP-E3/T3 Smart SFP-Format TDM E3/T3 Pseudowire Gateways

    SFP-VDSL-2W VDSL2 SFP for Any-PHY Platform
    SFP-GPON-1DH GPON Optical Network Terminal

    uCPE Application Architecture - RAD

    Data sheet for RAD vCPE-OS (pdf)