Ericsson Soups Up Its 5G Software
Longer term there are integration and development possibilities for combining the two companies' software technologies. For example, DDN's WOS could get an infusion of Nexenta's object technology. DDN also gets the possibility of more general file storage positioned under the high-performance Lustre and Spectrum Scale offerings.
Ericsson soups up its 5G software
The White House wants U.S. tech firms to collaborate on one or more 5G infrastructure software standard(s). The plan would build on efforts by some U.S. telecom and technology companies to agree on common engineering standards that would allow 5G software developers to run code on machines that come from nearly any hardware manufacturer.
For open source cellular hardware, there is an OpenRAN project within the O-RAN Alliance, which involves disaggregating a cellular Base Station into its constituent components and defining interfaces between those. The Open Network Foundation (ONF) is collaborating with the O-RAN Alliance to generate open source software for that project. There are also several RAN projects within the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), including OpenRAN, vRAN Fronthaul and OpenRAN 5G NR Base Station.
As cloud architectures continues to gain prominence, it is extending from cloud all the way to the device edge. There are many benefits to device and edge in cloud software infrastructure, but there are also differentiated challenges- a UI for example! The prevalence of this migration to device with cloud software is seen across LF Edge projects. Many folks are looking to bring the exceptionally popular device operating system, Android, to these cloud architectures in either VM or Containerized implementations. This drive for workload consolidation and convergence presents enormous opportunities ( >2M app ecosystem, robust tooling, Google services) as well as challenges (certification, performance tuning, security). We will review LF Edge projects and pathfinding development done with AOSP and show demos of Android in a variety of scenarios. Add this to your schedule here.
The Akraino project is defining and implementing reference software stacks to enable edge use cases. In case of 5G networks, network performance is key. For this reason, we have been working on a performance optimized software stack in Akraino by adding support for OpenVswitch with DPDK to the Network Cloud Unicycle blueprint. To this end, we introduced DPDK support to the underlying Airship and OpenStack-Helm projects.In this presentation, we will talk about our motivation for enabling DPDK support in the Network Cloud blueprint. We will introduce the high-level design of the software stack and provide an overview of how we leverage it for 5G vRAN deployments. Finally, we will dive into the technical implementation in the Airship and OpenStack-Helm projects and showcase how we achieved and leveraged cross-project collaboration. Add this to your schedule here.
What challenges do developers face designing IoT products? Can they use open source software implementations and follow IoT security guidelines? In this talk Hannes Tschofenig will make an attempt to answer this question.
About the speaker: Paul Van Oorschot is a Professor of Computer Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he has been Canada Research Chair since 2002, following 14-years in industry at Bell-Northern Research and related companies. He is an ACM Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was Program Chair of USENIX Security 2008 and NDSS 2001-2002, and co-author of the Handbook of Applied Cryptography (1996). He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE TDSC, IEEE TIFS, and ACM TISSEC. His research interests include authentication and identity management, computer security, Internet security, security and usability, software security, and applied cryptography.
Customers may find other changes just as interesting. RHS 2.1 now has full integration with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, a version of the server that includes the OpenStack software for building cloud infrastructures.
Integrating RHS with the OpenStack version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is essential for companies wanting to take advantage of software-defined storage, which enables the management of storage pools across the enterprise.
Open RAN (O-RAN) was born out of necessity. Traditionally, for the likes of a 3G and 4G RAN (radio access network) installations, the radios, hardware and software would be provided by a single manufacturer as a closed system, which is why banning suppliers such as Huawei has had such a significant effect in some markets.
But now the industry is working towards Open RAN standards, and technical specifications that define open interfaces between the radios, hardware and software so that networks can be deployed using multiple vendors. And governments around the world are also becoming increasingly supportive.
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