Communication service providers (CoSPs) and enterprises want to unleash the power of 5G but face a new set of operational challenges. This includes an overwhelming number of hardware solutions that has created a need for ones designed to work together to optimize business processes.
Intel and Red Hat today announced an extension of their strategic relationship to accelerate an automated cloud-native infrastructure for 5G services. Together, they will align research and development efforts to ensure 5G networking innovation and features quickly move into upstream, open-source projects and are rapidly commercialized. Red Hat OpenShift will pair with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Ethernet Network Adapters, FlexRAN reference software and Open Network Edge Services Software, an edge computing software toolkit. CoSPs benefit from having more complete solutions as they transform their networks, while enterprises equally gain value from unified management and orchestration from edge to cloud.
“CoSPs and enterprises are embracing a cloud-native approach across the network to increase flexibility, agility and scale,” said Renu Navale, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling division. “Through our close work with ecosystem partners, we’re simplifying the challenges and complexities of delivering innovations from cloud to network to edge.”
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