HPE Launches Platform for Real-Time Processing at the Telecommunications Edge
HPE announced the Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System to help communication service providers (CSP) capitalize on data-intensive, low-latency services for media delivery, connected mobility, and smart cities. The new system enables CSPs to process vast amounts of data in real time directly at the edge, based on open standards to boost flexibility and reduce costs.
HPE also announced collaborations with Samsung and Tech Mahindra to accelerate CSPs 5G adoption, leveraging the EL8000 to deploy the next generation of edge-centric virtual 5G applications. To deliver new services that tap into this massive growth of real-time data, CSPs must transform their telecommunications network edge towards standard IT systems and software-defined architectures, such as virtual radio access networks and virtual cable modem termination systems.
The open-standards based EL8000 was therefore developed as a cost effective replacement for CSPs’ current proprietary edge systems, with enhanced performance and versatility for data-intensive real-time digital services. Additionally, the EL8000’s 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.
“CSPs have come a long way in virtualizing their networks. As this continues, the distribution of converged communications and compute capacity throughout the network will accelerate lower costs and improve service”, said Tom Bradicich, Vice President and General Manager, Converged Servers, Edge and IoT Systems, HPE. “EL8000 delivers the capabilities of closed proprietary systems and more, but on an open-standards platform, combined with proven data-center class IT.”