The fabric is in trials with “two major wireless operators,” said Thomas Eklund Kaloom’s VP of marketing and strategy. It will enter production with operators and enterprises later this year.
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The 5G PCF platform acts as the policy management function of the 5G control plane. It’s also one of the 5G core network elements providing quality of service and network policies.
The new group advances Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge architecture, which uses software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking to combine multiple micro-data centers into a single, virtual facility.
Vendors including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista all recently introduced merchant silicon chips into the mix.
The investment is further validation that microsegmentation is real, and Illumio CEO Andrew Rubin admits that VMware deserves “quite a bit of credit” for legitimizing this technology.
The trial is part of Cisco’s 5G RuralFirst initiative to contribute to the business case for improving connectivity beyond cities.
Red Hat and Affirmed Networks helped with the deployment. Turkcell is on track to have 40 percent of its voice and data services capacity virtualized by year-end.
The never-ending and quixotic quest for the universal networking fabric.
One analyst said Ericsson is responding to a concern by carriers about following the old fashioned "build it and they will come" approach to network deployment.
Ed Meyercord noted a customer win against Huawei and said security concerns about the Chinese vendor are “creating an opportunity for us in the marketplace.”
The three Swiss wireless service providers are gearing up for 5G, although when the spectrum auction process will begin still seems unclear.
By the end of this year, 74 percent of the service providers said they will use SDN to deliver new services, while 65 percent will use it in operations and management operations.
It sounds similar to VMware’s “NSX everywhere” push, which seeks to stretch that vendor’s networking and security capabilities from data centers to clouds and the edge.
The new group’s list of founding members reads like a who’s who of chipmakers, telecommunications companies, cloud providers, edge infrastructure vendors, and others.
IT operations teams need to get ahead of Kubernetes deployments that will soon span the extended enterprise.