Any workload, anywhere in the network, orchestrated end-to-end
Emerging 5G and IoT applications – transforming both industrial and commercial enterprises– are driving demand for a new kind of programmable infrastructure. With an increased focus on data-centric processing, security, response time, scalability and resilience – you need to be able to depend on a resilient and flexible network. When it comes to this new business need for cloud solutions, data handling is just as important as computing, and regulatory compliance is as urgent a driver as latency. That’s why we are excited to deliver to you distributed cloud, enabling new 5G and IoT use cases.
With distributed cloud we expand the possibilities of edge computing, using groundbreaking technology to create a unified approach across centralized, distributed and edge resources. We bring cloud capabilities closer to the consumer, providing a unified experience through end-to-end orchestration, increasing performance and resilience, being able to run any workload anywhere in the network.
New characteristics, new use cases, new needs
As the industry is moving towards smaller compute units – containers, micro-services and functions – our approach is to bring these to where you need the power most. Our software allows the platform to manage the complexity of running the applications in a distributed environment. We are first to be able to harmonize and orchestrate the infrastructure (cloud and network) end to end from central sites to the edge. This seamless connectivity will be a crucial enabler of future technological innovations and applications.
These are just some of the benefits that distributed cloud can provide: Extreme low latency, enhanced security, resilience, network scalability and efficiency and regulatory compliance.
By opening the door to new use cases and business models, increasing the potential for innovation, distributed cloud will enable operators to address a rapidly expanding market for 5G, cloud-native and IoT services. It also represents an excellent opportunity to reuse the site and networking assets that already exist in operators’ current infrastructure.
The journey to distributed cloud starts now
This innovative platform will bring about significant improvements to network performance, as well as cost reductions in data transportation and improved scalability. Operators can manage virtualization and telco cloud deployment challenges, develop new business models, and provide a common framework for new applications.
Operators are already well on the way preparing their infrastructure for new business: by deploying and scaling their current NFV infrastructure, expanding into multiple sites, implementing service orchestration and network slicing, and embracing the paradigm of cloud-native applications. They need now to ready the network for the paradigm of cloud-native applications such as VR and AR so that they can grow their ecosystem. To be able to monetize their cloud capabilities - they need to be able to offer their customers cloud power - exactly where and when its needed.
By 2023, 5G will make up around one-fifth of all mobile data traffic, with subscription uptake forecast to reach 1 billion. Similarly, LTE has exploded since its launch in 2010, accounting for some 50 percent of total traffic in 2017 – and this phenomenal growth shows no sign of slowing. Distributed cloud is paving the way for the future of network communications – and rather than waiting for 5G, operators can take action and build tomorrow’s network today.