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The arrival of 5G networks brings new opportunities for edge computing. Dell Technologies and the French operator Orange are therefore joining forces to develop new infrastructure, software defined mobile and distributed (multi)cloud and edge architectures.

During this week’s major Dell event in Las Vegas, both parties wanted to work together to help their customers to do more with 5G.

The advent of super-fast mobile technology requires many new platforms in order to enable real-time edge computing and IoT services, among other things, and to function without problems.

Collaboration between cloud and mobile services

Therefore, Dell Technologies and Orange are now joining forces to meet the demand for these specific platforms. For this purpose, they will, among other things, develop new distributed architectures for 5G to combine the best of cloud and mobile services.

These architectures will also need to provide a hardware-based basis for delivering an automated and agnostic software-based infrastructure that extends from the on-premise data center to the transmission towers and the mobile core network. This should ultimately give companies and organisations more opportunities to innovate faster and deliver services to their customers.

Use cases and develop ecosystem

In concrete terms, the cooperation that has now been started between the two parties includes the development of use cases for edge computing, including business models and proof of concepts. In addition, the tech giant and the French operator also want to take the initiative for open source partnerships and partnerships with third parties to develop an edge ecosystem.

Developing technology

On a technical level, we are collaborating with the development of solutions and applications that will accelerate the infrastructure for edge computing in combination with 5G. These include FPGAs, GPUs, and SmartNICs for edge workloads, including Cloud/Virtual RAN (CRAN/vRAN), MEC, and real-time, interactive latency-sensitive applications.

We also work together on solutions and applications for artificial intelligence or machine learning that enable automation of a complete multi-technology edge infrastructure remotely. This infrastructure will be based on, among other things, virtual machines, containers and bare metal wordkloads.

Finally, the collaboration between Dell Technologies and Orange consists of developing edge infrastructure platforms that meet all the conditions imposed by telecom operators, others in the areas of environment, space, operations and automation.

It is not known when the first joint solutions will be launched on the market.

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