The three key characteristics of OCCERA are already implied in its name: modular design, industrial features, and NFV and SDN support for a next generation cloud computing infrastructure. In addition, OCCERA also integrates the necessary hardware acceleration units for hardware processing.
Flexible modular design: computing, storage, network resources and IO modules can be deployed as needed
OCCERA adopts an innovative modular and scalable design that allows the user to combine different modules to create a computing platform based on a specific application's needs (see the following figure). ADLINK Technology provides the commonly-used compute nodes, switch nodes, storage and IO modules that form the basis for a range of OCCERA platforms for video and network security applications. As an open architecture, if existing OCCERA modules do not meet a particular application's requirements, the customer can specify a customized OCCERA framework module and have ADLINK or a partner for ODM handle the design and manufacture.
OCCERA also provides an innovative hybrid capability in its modular design by allowing the use of compute nodes with different processors in the same platform, as well as letting customers mix and match between 1/4 and 1/2-width compute nodes in order to scale the number of independent systems in the platform as required by the application. The ability to mix and match compute nodes means computing resources can be utilized more efficiently.