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® Ai_Studio provides a production-ready Kubernetes platform for operators managing edge cloud infrastructure.
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 deployment and operation will be able to meet the needs of a 5G network without blowing up operational costs.
Ai_Studio starts with a rock-solid infrastructure for operators: 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. From there, Ai_Studio adds Day 1 and 2 features such as zero-touch deployment, single-pane-of-glass management, and hitless updates. Ai_Studio offers operators an out-of-the-box optimized solution to ensure your 5G network runs as it should — while being easy and cost-effective to manage.