Wind River and T-Systems is using Wind River Cloud Platform edge cloud infrastructure software for its EdgAIR secure and high-performance edge computing platform.
Itself a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, T-Systems is an information and communications technology (ICT) provider, with its EdgAIR platform performs as a private enterprise edge cloud – it can be connected to a campus network by supporting various protocol standards (5G, Wi-Fi 6, TSN, etc.). The platform is secure and delivers low latency (<10 milliseconds) for real-time onsite applications, such as the processing of big data. EdgAIR runs on a closed enterprise network but can be combined with a public cloud to enable hybrid cloud offerings. It can also provide analytics that enable teams to evaluate performance and other critical information in real time, and supports operational technology (OT) standards and workloads.
“Demanding edge compute requirements from 5G, IoT, and MEC applications are creating challenges for those trying to deploy cloud native solutions,” said Paul Miller, vice president of telecommunications at Wind River. “The Wind River Cloud Platform addresses the complexities of deploying and managing a physically distributed, cloud native 5G infrastructure. Together with T-Systems, we are able to help customers achieve an operationally efficient, edge-capable cloud that can support many nodes.”
Combining a fully cloud native and Kubernetes- and container-based architecture, Cloud Platform is a production grade offering for managing edge cloud infrastructure. It leverages the open source project StarlingX to simplify Day 1 and Day 2 operations by providing single-pane-of-glass (SPoG) management and zero-touch automated deployment of thousands of nodes. The platform also provides fully automated and hitless software updates and upgrades across a geo-distributed cloud, with rollback capabilities. The platform scales from a single compute node at the network edge to enable ultra-low cost deployments of nodes to meet the needs of high-value applications as they grow.
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