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HPE Targets 5G Infrastructure Market With Edgeline EL8000

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System — powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors — to help telecommunications service providers (CSP) during their 5G investment.

HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge system enables CSPs to process data in real time directly at the edge, based on open standards to bolster flexibility and reduce costs.

HPE also announced partnerships with Samsung and Tech Mahindra to accelerate CSPs 5G adoption, leveraging the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System to deploy the next generation of edge-centric virtual 5G applications.

There will be more than 150 billion connected devices by 2025. IDC predicts real-time data to represent nearly 30 percent of the Global Datasphere by 2025.

A Cisco report said 5G connections will represent over three percent of total mobile connections (more than 422 million global 5G devices and M2M connections) and will account for nearly 12 percent of global mobile data traffic by 2022. 5G connection (22 GB/month) will generate about 3X more traffic than 4G connection (8 GB/month).

CSPs are transforming their telecommunications network edge towards standard IT systems and software-defined architectures, such as virtual radio access networks (vRAN) and virtual cable modem termination systems (vCMTS).

HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System will be the cost effective replacement for CSPs’ proprietary edge systems, with enhanced performance and versatility for data-intensive real-time digital services.

HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System’s unique design delivers high performance and ultra-low latency for the most demanding use cases, including media streaming, IoT, artificial intelligence, and video analytics, in a compact and ruggedized form factor, equipped with edge-optimized serviceability and remote systems management.

“HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System delivers the capabilities of closed proprietary systems and more, but on an open-standards platform, combined with data-center class IT,” Tom Bradicich, vice president, Converged Servers, Edge and IoT Systems, HPE, said.

HPE and Samsung will provide a joint edge-to-core vRAN commercial solution based on Samsung’s radio network technologies and system integration services, and the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System.

“Samsung and HPE combine their strengths in radio networks, edge systems, and telecom infrastructure to drive the change towards a standard-IT based and software-defined network edge,” said Wonil Roh, head of Technology Strategy at Samsung Network Business.

Some CSPs are using multi-access edge computing (MEC) software, which delivers many of the benefits of 5G, using 4G LTE infrastructure.

HPE has tied up with Tech Mahindra to deliver MEC solutions based on the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System, said Karthikeyan Natarajan, head, Engineering, IoT & Enterprise Mobility, Tech Mahindra. – Telecom Lead

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