The box runs a real-time OPNFV-compatible, OpenStack-distribution built to run in small data centers or at base station locations.
The investment firm was part of the funding behind VeloCloud, Perspica, and Appcito.
The tests could break new ground in terms of supporting 5G use cases using very high mmWave spectrum bands.
The open source Gimbal platform was developed with Heptio to avoid having to rip out OpenStack and legacy backend systems.
The organization plans to focus on Kubernetes, Istio, and Envoy this year, but is not about chasing a shiny ball.
That effort is supported by approximately 1,700 developers, with the carrier pushing around 30 Cloud Foundry updates per day.
The integration provides Cloud Foundry with access to the world's No. 3 cloud provider and China-based enterprises.
The Cloud Foundry platform runs on top of Kubernetes, which itself runs on IBM’s cloud architecture. It provides a level of abstraction for developers working with the container orchestrator.
The open source tool allows for the building of a container image without providing privileged root access.
The new platform allows the company to get into the application space and diversify operations away from the increasingly competitive infrastructure space around OpenStack and Kubernetes.
The company claims its platform is the only one that can run both Swarm and Kubernetes in the same cluster.
The company is looking to support unmodified big data software in containers so data scientists can spend their time analyzing data rather than fighting hardware and drivers.
Will speakers at the upcoming Cloud Foundry Summit provide real insight into how to solve container deployment challenges?
The company is building a software platform that can be deployed on virtually any edge device in support of IoT. This involves a lightweight software stack that can adapt to different deployment models.
Both firms continue to tout their broader cloud security platforms as superior to more focused efforts or those from large cloud providers.