Transforming Network Infrastructure for Cloud-Optimized 5G Services
Imagine the future – a scalable, composable and automated network infrastructure that meets the high-performance needs of tomorrow’s 5G services and makes it easy to build, deploy, manage, and provide assurance for new end-to-end applications. The new era of 5G networks will see technology and operational transformation, but also business innovations that result in intelligent applications consuming and generating data like never before. These intelligent applications will introduce a new set of requirements – latency, bandwidth, capacity, coverage – that drives a transformation of the entire end-to-end architecture, including the compute, network, and storage infrastructure. What used to be possible only in science fiction movies – flying drones, driverless cars and planes, machine-to-machine interactions, seamless communication around the globe – is fast becoming a reality.
Since 2012, the industry has experienced acceleration of changes leveraging the capabilities of compute, network, and storage virtualization to drive new capital and operational models, deliver new services, and improve overall service delivery economics. The new operational imperatives for Communications Service Providers (CoSPs), can largely be captured into three core technology shifts:
- Leverage disaggregation of hardware and software stacks to shift workloads towards general purpose compute, such as Intel architecture.
- Decouple core infrastructure and network services from applications and protocols, and expose those services as a platform to applications.
- Develop a set of information models, data models and APIs to transform operations from bespoke processes and associated infrastructure scripts, to more unified automation frameworks that allow service providers to develop DevOps-style operational processes.
Read the entire article here, Transforming Network Infrastructure for Cloud-Optimized 5G Services
via the fine folks at Dell