Requirements of 5G eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband), URLLC (Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications) bring great challenges to network traffic, latency and reliability. Traditional centralized deployment leads huge cost expense, and even cannot meet service requirements. Thus, an easy choice is to deploy services close to users. Thereupon, cloud infrastructure carrying services have to be deployed in distribution, to build a multi-layer cloud environment supporting diversified accesses and processing heavy-flow service efficiently. Based on the distributed cloud architecture of “Center + Edge + Access” data center, integrating HCI, container, hardware acceleration, AI and other technologies, ZTE successfully promotes the 5G-Ready Cloud Infrastructure featuring green and energy-saving, flexible adaption, performance acceleration, intelligent and efficient.
The solution customer value is as follows:
With the combination of two mainstream open source cloud platforms, OpenStack and Kubernetes, an integrated resource pool is created to implement unified management and orchestration of VM, bare metal and container resources, and flexibly allocate resources according to demands of upper layer applications base on distributed cloud.
For different scale requirement of data center of distributed cloud, a matched deployment scheme is provided quickly and precisely, such as providing automated large-scale deployment for center cloud, and providing green lightweight deployment for edge cloud.
Combining X86 server and acceleration hardware such as FPGA, it implements unified management through one cloud platform, so as to effectively reduce hardware investment and guarantee high performance for the network. Thus, it is the most cost-effective distributed cloud solution.
Leveraging remote control, AI and other advanced technologies, ZTE creates end-to-end closed-loop automated O&M for the whole distributed cloud, to provide users with efficient O&M approach of unattended remote site + centralized control at the center.