Hewlett Packard Enterprise Expands 5G Portfolio with Automated 5G Management Solution
HOUSTON – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced a new 5G software solution that adds fully integrated automated management to HPE’s existing 5G portfolio. The solution includes HPE 5G Automated Assurance and new 5G capability for HPE Service Director, which together simplify the management of 5G networks and reduce deployment risk through a closed loop system without intervention. New automation software monitors and orchestrates network functions, infrastructure, slices and services, automatically acting on detected issues to ensure service continuity. The software is pre-integrated with HPE’s open 5G solutions, including HPE 5G Core Stack, as well as leveraging open source technologies and offering open APIs for integration into multi-vendor deployments.
While 5G will bring huge improvements in terms of bandwidth, latency, and the number of devices and services supported, it also introduces considerable operational complexity and risks for network operators. 5G standards were designed to encompass open, cloud-native platforms that use disaggregated software and hardware components from various vendors. As a result, telecom operators deploying 5G networks will need to manage and maintain many network slices, thousands of virtual machines, and hundreds of virtual / containerized network (VNF / CNF) functions across thousands of sites.
HPE’s 5G automation software reduces the risk of managing a multi-vendor 5G network, providing automation capabilities ranging from infrastructure management to slice automation, using open and secure software components. Operators can deploy the 5G automation solution according to standards such as ETSI and 3GPP, combining automated assurance and orchestration to enable a closed loop process without intervention. Whenever new network functions, slices and services are deployed, it automatically activates monitoring that detects service degradations and automatically triggers repair, scale-up or optimization of infrastructure and services.
HPE’s integrated 5G automation solution is designed for countless 5G use cases, introducing key innovations such as intention-based orchestration, AI / ML-based assurance, integration CNF, automated slice management and infrastructure elasticity. This new 5G software solution joins the HPE 5G software portfolio alongside the HPE 5G Core Stack, HPE Open RAN Solution Stack and cutting-edge solutions, including HPE Edge Orchestrator. It builds on HPE’s legacy as a leading provider of service assurance, orchestration and infrastructure management solutions for fixed and mobile networks, accelerating the ability of telecom operators to deploy 5G .
The software is pre-integrated with HPE 5G Core Stack and also integrates with multi-vendor network functions (NF) from HPE and its partners. Integration and testing with HPE and partner NFs is underway at HPE’s 5G lab in Fort Collins, Colorado.
“To fully seize the opportunity offered by 5G and network slicing, network operators must embrace the open, cloud-native principles that have been built into industry standards,” said Domenico Convertino, vice president of product management, HPE Communications Technology Group. “Consistent with this approach, HPE has developed fully integrated automation capabilities that reduce the risk of 5G deployments and maximize return on investment for network operators. Building on our leadership in the telecommunications cloud, operations support systems and orchestration, we are introducing an integrated offering that accelerates automation in the industry.
The new 5G automation solution brings intention-based orchestration with new 5G capability for HPE Service Director and provides AI / ML-based assurance with a new product, HPE 5G Automated Assurance.
New 5G capability for HPE Service Director
HPE Service Director orchestrates complex 5G infrastructure and services simply and without code to optimize business processes across connectivity, compute, application and network functions. It uses intention-based modeling to design service models and their policies to orchestrate business processes and the entire lifecycle in hybrid environments, enabling operators to adopt DevOps. HPE Service Director’s new 5G capability provides hands-off, profile-based 5G network slicing orchestration and fully automated slice lifecycle management across all domains. It is complemented by HPE NFV Director, a proven and scalable ETSI-compliant resource orchestration offering for VNFs and CNFs.
HPE 5G automated assurance
HPE 5G Automated Assurance enables carriers to automate the detection, prediction and resolution of 5G network issues and service degradation, using data-driven and ML-based 5G intelligence and open design and secure. It collects and analyzes a huge amount of diverse information from the 5G network in real time to detect anomalies or problem patterns and trigger appropriate corrective actions. The HPE 5G Automated Assurance solution was designed from the ground up to operate in a multi-vendor ecosystem, easily interacting with different technologies from multiple vendors.
These two new automation solutions are complemented by the HPE Resource Aggregator for Open Distributed Infrastructure Management which simplifies the management of telecom-grade computing infrastructure on thousands of sites.
5G capability for HPE Service Director and HPE 5G Automated Assurance will be available worldwide in October 2021. More information is available at: hpe.com/telco/automate
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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