At Red Hat Summit 2021, Dell and Red Hat announced a collaboration to create a next-generation, open ecosystem for 5G cloud-native networks for communication service providers navigating a new world of containers, Kubernetes and cloud-native network functions. The solution aims to deliver an “edge native” commercial platform that makes it simple for enterprises to deploy private networks, one of the key drivers behind the Industry 4.0 revolution, and compute workloads with a zero-trust security model.
“5G is powering the next wave of network transformation, which is driving a rapid transition to virtualization and cloud-native technologies in the network,” said Bob Pike, general manager of the Smart Edge Commercial Division in the Network Platforms Group at Intel. “As communications service providers build out their 5G network infrastructure, our efforts with Dell, Red Hat and the broader ecosystem will help deliver agile, scalable solutions for emerging 5G and edge use cases quickly and cost-effectively.”
Dell’s multi-access edge computing (MEC), featuring Intel® Smart Edge and Red Hat OpenShift, is one of the first complementary telecom cloud solutions to be rolled out with this new reference architecture. With models specifically designed for heavy-duty telecom environments, Dell’s PowerEdge series of Intel® Xeon®-based servers allow telecom providers to quickly deploy, cost-effectively scale and remotely manage 5G infrastructure using open-source, best-of-breed hardware.
More: At Red Hat Summit, an Open Invitation to Build a Better Telecom Network (Dell Blog) | 5G & Wireless Communications at Intel | Dell MEC Solution with Intel Smart Edge and Red Hat OpenShift (Telecom TV Panel) | Dell Technologies Services Edge: MEC Reference Architecture with Intel® Smart Edge & Red Hat OpenShift (Solutions Brief)