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Open Carrier-Class Operating System for Network Edge Virtualization

Part of RAD’s Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions, the Linux-based, carrier-class vCPE-OS runs on any white box server and is pre-loaded 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 any vendor.


Virtualization by RAD
Interoperable with open source management platforms

RAD’s vCPE-OS is interoperable with open source management platforms, and easily integrates with standards-based SDN controllers, orchestrators and operations/business support systems (OSS/BSS) from major providers. Featuring a comprehensive management and security suite, vCPE-OS is unique in its convergence of key OS components of NFV infrastructure (including a KVM hypervisor, Open vSwitch, OpenStack, and other elements) with embedded networking capabilities and integrated drivers for LTE and Wi-Fi. In addition, it enables seamless integration of RAD’s pluggable physical network functions (PNFs), such as OAM, Timing, TDM, DSL, and PON.


Key Take-Aways


carrier-class OS platform for any white box or RAD vCPE devices 


service assurance capabilities for overlay services and underlay connectivity 


networking acceleration layer 


platform with automation and zero-touch provisioning 

Any access

support with built-in drivers for LTE and WiFi, and RAD’s pluggable PNFs on SFPs 



vCPE-OS Quick Specs

  • Slim, high performance operating system for optimized vCPE
  • Open solution, compatible with any VNF (networking, security and IT), orchestrator and SDN controller
  • Any access with advanced transport/networking capabilities: LTE, Wi-Fi, Carrier Ethernet, xDSL, PON, and TDM
  • High Availability: performance monitoring, troubleshooting and self healing: TWAMP, ICMP Echo, UDP Echo
  • Any hardware: RAD’s white box, gray box platforms, third-party servers, and RAD’s pluggable PNFs
  • Comprehensive management and security suite:
    • NETCONF/YANG, CLI, Syslog, alarms, and more
    • SNMPv3, SSH, SFTP, Access Control, TACAS+, RADIUS
    • Zero-touch and call-home provisioning
    • SD-CloudAccess agent support

Data Sheet

vCPE-OS DataSheet


vCPE-OS Building Blocks
Carrier-Grade OS - the Cornerstone of vCPE Toolbox
vCPE Toolbox


Data Sheet

  • vCPE-OS Data Sheet

White Papers

  • Service Assured vCPE


  • Virtualizing the Enterprise Edge – Paradigm Shifts in Enterprise IT
  • RAD Webinar: vCPE Market Trends, Drivers and Use Cases
  • A RAD Intel Webinar: The Time for vCPE is Now!
  • Webinar: Boosting White Box Performance
  • Commercializing NFV – is vCPE the First Step?

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