VMware wants to support the implementation of the 5G network. The company has announced a series of updates to improve the operation of Telco and Edge Cloud services. Automation and improvements in the field of cyber security are to improve the operation of telecommunications applications and IoT devices offered to corporate customers.
Acquisition of Uhana
VMware announced the acquisition of Uhana telecommunication startup, a developer of artificial intelligence-based RAN configuration software and the latest version of the Pulse IoT Center platform for on-premise infrastructure. All this to help telecommunication service providers better prepare for the growing interest of customers in 5G services. Thanks to the acquisition, it will be possible to enrich the VMware Smart Assurance platform with a tool based on the deep learning algorithm and used for predictive analysis of network traffic.
“Telecom service providers and businesses around the world will benefit from the interoperability of multi-cloud environments, architecture uniformity and policy consistency of VMware’s private, public, and telecommunication clouds. By adding artificial intelligence-based capabilities from Uhana, telecom clouds and edge environments will become much more efficient for automatic troubleshooting and system failures. – says Shekar Ayyar, General Manager of VMware’s Telco and Edge Cloud business unit.
Integrated cloud platforms
Telecommunication service providers, creating their virtual IT environment, fall into the trap of competence silos. The resulting difficulties with new implementations in private, public and boundary environments can affect customers and revenues. The solution will provide operators with a platform for consistent management of various telco-cloud environments.
VMware has also introduced a new Telco Edge Reference architecture to its portfolio, which offers pre-designed rules for implementing edge cloud networks based on VMware vCloud NFV infrastructure with integrated VMware OpenStack. This will enable communication service providers to manage multiple boundary points from a single centralized data center, improving the efficiency of the entire network.
New version of IoT software
As the number of connected devices and interest in Internet Things in enterprise environments grows, organizations are looking for data processing tools at the edge of the network. The new version of VMware Pulse IoT Center 2.0 for on-premise environments will complement the previously released SaaS version, providing VMware customers with the flexibility and choice of specific deployment options.
VMware software is already used by 500,000 customers worldwide, supported by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. 90% of their IT infrastructure has already been virtualized on the basis of VMware technologies.