Virtualization, Orchestration & Control Plane Functionality
In order to ensure DNS service is on par with the requirements for 5G, the DNS service must be deployable as a true ‘VNF’ (or Virtualized Network Function). This means that the software must be capable of being run on Virtual Machines (VMs), and also that the software forming the VNF must be truly “cloud-native” and has to come with the ability to run in containerized infrastructure.
OX PowerDNS comes with exactly this functionality. It runs on virtualized environments as a VNF ‘out of the box’ and comes with various (ansible-based) automation tools that allow for deployment automation, elastic scaling, and configuration management.
In order to manage this virtualized infrastructure, OX PowerDNS provides Metronome support and Prometheus API endpoints for monitoring and reporting on the various instances, has long-term query logging and searching capabilities, and provides end-to-end performance measurement tools.