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Converged Edge Platform

 

The converged edge will play a key role in a service provider’s overall 5G strategy by delivering services and connectivity in support of specific industry verticals.

Think of WWT's Converged Edge as a multi-purpose platform in a single box — a containerized approach that makes it simpler to deploy:

  • Edge-enabled applications and services.
  • Enterprise connectivity via Private LTE. 
  • An NFVI platform to deliver virtualized services to the enterprise.

 

 

Watch How We Piece the Puzzle Together

Our Converged Edge Platform (CEP) relieves carriers of the disaggregation headache by providing an integrated approach that makes 5G infrastructure easier to rollout for service providers and simpler to consume for enterprise customers. 

We recently highlighted the benefits a Converged Edge delivers to service providers at VMworld 2020.  

Converged Edge Use Cases

 
Edge in Action

QiO: Gain Visibility Into Everything 

Infrastructure is necessary. The true value lies in the applications that run on top of the Converged Edge Platform. Operators must identify and understand vertical use cases and related applications most likely to gain market traction. WWT works with QiO Technologies, which provides AI-infused analytical applications that predict and prescribe actions to unlock trapped productivity and efficiencies across industries.

Accelerate Deployment With Our Converged Edge Blueprint

Our Converged Edge Platform (CEP) solution presents a reference architecture with hardware and software optimizations pre-validated in our Advanced Technology Center (ATC) to create deployment specific builds. We have also considered the need for use case validation, supporting both production functionality and analytical modeling, and provide a process for testing and iteration.

Integrated and Split Deployment Models

The Converged Edge Platform will be deployed both in the enterprise and the operator’s network, which requires two integration and deployment approaches.

Shared Infrastructure Model

Common Administrative Domains

The shared infrastructure option, which is more suitable the enterprise edge, runs all of the services on top of the same server in a smaller footprint. 

Benefits: Conserve costs and unified operations.

 

Dedicated Infrastructure Model

Split Administrative Domains

The dedicated infrastructure option, which is more suitable for the telco edge, runs on the same architecture but splits out mobile edge computing and core mobility. 

Benefits: Independent evolution, dedicated operations, security isolation, and resource isolation and guarantee.

 

Leverage Our Next-Generation Factory

Our Next-Generation Factory enablement model allows operators to move from innovation to validation and deployment more rapidly than in the past. It accelerates time to revenue by validating complex, multi-vendor solutions, such as the Converged Edge Platform, with speed in our ATC, integrating them at scale in one of our global integration facilities and supporting throughout the entire process with professional services.