IBM and Red Hat services help advance advanced computing in the 5G world
IBM will introduce Edge Application Manager and Telco Network Cloud Manager at the IBM Think Digital conference.
At Tuesday’s IBM Think Digital conference, IBM announced a new suite of multicloud edge services and solutions for the enterprise. The new tools include IBM Edge Application Manager, IBM Telco Network Cloud Manager, and a bevy of applications and services with peripheral capability.
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"Gartner estimates that, by 2022, half of the newly used building infrastructure will be in critical locations rather than in physical data centers," said Hillery Hunter, CTO of IBM Cloud , at a press conference. “This is up from less than 10% today.
“When we look at bridge infrastructure, it is vital that we allow our messengers to be able to create an open cloud-based environment at that edge as well and that they have a rich set of capabilities for analysis, insight and conclusions. "said Hunter.
With 5G expanding through the venture, IBM aims to combine this technology with multicloud peripheral and hybrid computing to revitalize business activity, according to Hunter.
“The ad combines Red Hat's open source technology with IBM's peripheral cloud solutions and is an extension of the open source multicloud hybrid platform. This means latency, bandwidth, the need for edge reliability, security and compliance, ”said Hunter.
"All of these factors are essential for peripheral computing, but our peripheral technologies are also built on open source," said Hunter. "This will allow messengers to have a consistent and complete architecture."
New peripheral and multicloud solutions
The following new features will help organizations manage workloads over large volumes of devices and realize the benefits of peripheral computing, according to a press release.
- IBM Edge Application Manager
“This is the industry’s first automated management solution that will enable AI analytics and IoT workloads to be deployed securely and remotely managed with a single pan of glass,” Hunter said. "It provides real-time analysis and insight. Up to 10,000 simultaneous endpoints and management can be supported."
It is also the first project to be managed through Open Horizon, an open source project created by IBM engineers to help one person manage large networks of peripheral devices, according to the press release .
- IBM Telco Cloud Network Manager
Powered by Red Hat, this service delivers intelligent automation capabilities to schedule meaningful network and vessel activity in minutes. Built on Red Hat OpenShift, users can manage workload there as well as on Red Hat OpenStack Platform. This will help companies upgrade networks and provide new services as 5G expands further, according to the press release.
"As 5G matures, it will become a network technology that underpins the delivery of telco services," said Hunter. “Moving to cloud architecture will be critical to making that work together for enterprise. be instrumental in unlocking new connected experiences for their customers. "
- Edge-enabled applications and services
“The package of applications and services that are peripheral enables the production management of these environments and the application of AI intelligence applications to all of these termination environments,” Hunter said.
These services include IBM Visual Insights, IBM Production Optimization, IBM Connected Manufacturing, IBM Asset Optimization, IBM Maximo Worker Insights and IBM Visual Inspector, according to the press release.
IBM has also designated a dedicated IBM services team for peripheral and telco computing networks to help deliver 5G and peripheral solutions across businesses, Hunter said.
- IBM Edge and Telco Network Cloud Ecosystems
The IBM Edge Ecosystem includes a large set of ISVs, GSIs, and more that will help companies seize opportunities within peripheral computing, according to the press release.
The Telco Network Cloud Ecosystem joins partners across the telecommunications industry to help consumers deploy network cloud systems. These partners include Cisco, Dell Technologies, Juniper, Intel, NVIDIA, Samsung, Packet & Equinix, Hazelcast, Sysdig, Turbonomics, Portworx, Humio, Indra Minsait, EuroTech, Arrow, ADLINK, as well. was stated in the publication.
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