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Wind River Cloud Platform for 5G vRAN

The future is virtual

The 5G radio access network (RAN) calls for a widely distributed, virtualized edge compute that offers extremely low latency and high availability to support a variety of new use cases. Wind River® Cloud Platform provides a production-ready Kubernetes platform for managing edge cloud infrastructure.

The right tool for the job

Virtualizing the RAN simply cannot be done using standard enterprise infrastructure. The baseline 5G requirements of ultra-low latency, high availability, scalability, and security are more than enterprise infrastructure can handle effectively. On top of those requirements one must consider Day 1 and Day 2 operation and the challenges in deploying and managing thousands of edge nodes in remote locations. Only an infrastructure that provides the flexibility and scale of a cloud-native platform with management tools to simplify operation will be able to meet the needs of a 5G network without blowing up operational costs.

How Cloud Platform can help

Wind River Cloud Platform starts by covering the fundamentals. With ultra-low deterministic latency, six-nines high availability, end-to-end integrated security, and the ability to scale from a single edge node up to thousands in the core network, Cloud Platform provides a rock-solid infrastructure. From there, Cloud Platform also adds Day 1 and Day 2 features such as zero-touch deployment, single pane of glass management, and hitless upgrades and updates—just to name a few. Cloud Platform is an out-of-the-box optimized solution to ensure your 5G network runs as it should—while being easy and cost effective to manage.