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Partnership Delivers 5G Cloud Network Management

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Wind River has announced that T-Systems is using Wind River Cloud Platform edge cloud infrastructure software for its EdgAIR secure and high-performance edge computing platform. A Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, T-Systems is a world-leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider.

Its EdgAIR platform performs as a private enterprise edge cloud and can be connected to a campus network by supporting various network and protocol standards (5G, Wi-Fi 6, TSN). The platform is secure and delivers low latency (<10 milliseconds) for real-time onsite applications such as the processing of massive amounts of data.

EdgAIR runs on a closed enterprise network but can be combined with a public cloud to enable hybrid cloud offerings. EdgAir 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. “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 thousands of nodes.”

“As industries dive further into the use of automated and intelligent applications, such as autonomous vehicles, factory automation and logistics, or augmented reality, there is a rising need for even greater security and powerful edge computing,” added Thomas Weber, Vice President of PaaS, BigData, and Edge at T-Systems. “By working with Wind River, T-Systems is delivering a secure platform with extremely low latency that can help companies tap into intelligent real-time applications for limitless possibilities.”

Combining a fully cloud native and Kubernetes- and container-based architecture, Cloud Platform is a high-performance production grade offering for managing edge cloud infrastructure. It leverages the open source project StarlingX to simplify Day one and Day two operations by providing single-pane-of-glass (SPoG) management and zero-touch automated deployment of thousands of nodes, no matter their location.

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 up to thousands of nodes to meet the needs of high-value applications as they grow.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, T-Systems will showcase EdgAIR at Hall 3 Stand 3M31, using a high-performance quality assurance application and running an augmented reality app to demonstrate how to understand and interact with the process

Also at Mobile World Congress, Wind River will demonstrate its latest 5G technologies, including Wind River Cloud Platform, at Hall 2 Stand 2K63.

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