Supermicro is currently testing an external server designed for 5G core. This will make it easier for telecommunications companies to develop virtualization compatible with open systems.
The 2U device is part of Supermicro’s Ultra SuperServer line, which includes other items. Because it is only 22.7 inches tall, the short-rack cloud server is ideal for use in data centers with low ceilings. With this assistance, the telecommunications industry can develop technology for open radio access networks.
According to Allen Leibovitch, Supermicro’s director of product marketing, most standard servers are designed with something other than 5G core in mind. However, for the transition to occur, telecommunications companies will need servers with significant bandwidth and safety measures.
“Virtualization will play an important role in the network’s migration to open hardware platforms in preparation for 5G core, the most significant transformation. This is fantastic because these are the types of problems we enjoy resolving.” This is according to Leibovitch.
The Supermicro SuperServer is expandable and can accommodate two Intel Xeon Scalable processors of the second generation and Intel PAC N3000 acceleration cards. SuperServers are an excellent choice for building scalable computer systems. The storage capacity consists of eight PCIe 3.0 network slots, six NVMe solid-state drives (SSDs), and six terabytes (TB) storage for the DDR4 memory channel. Its total storage capacity is 24 gigabytes.
The system is currently pursuing Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) certification, which will assist institutions in modernizing their edge infrastructure. The National Electrical Building Standards (NEBS) have evolved into guidelines for producing telecommunications equipment in the decades since their inception in the 1970s.
As AI inference research expands beyond the traditional data center network, the telecom industry will likely gain prominence in the field of hybrid cloud computing. Leading server manufacturers like Supermicro compete for a spot in the emerging market.
Customers can buy carrier-grade PowerEdge servers directly from Dell or through OEM partners. Edgeline Converged Edge Systems from HPE is intended for network operators and telecommunications companies. HPE and Samsung demonstrated these systems in 2016, and they were available for purchase by consumers the following year. HPE expanded its collection of open-source tools in April to facilitate the deployment of 5G core networks.
The long-standing trend of telecom IT systems needing to utilize the lower costs and more recent technological advancements of open server systems is changing. According to John Abbott, an analyst at 451 Research, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence, available server systems has grown in popularity over the last few years.
Abbott cites software-defined 5G core as an example of this shift, noting that it allows data centers to replace expensive and specialized computing hardware with less costly and more open-source computing and switching hardware.
Telecommunications companies must update their core infrastructure immediately to keep up with the most recent technological and business innovations. The network is now an essential component of the virtualization process. If you want to meet your customers’ needs as soon as possible, you need cloud-based, software-defined services with a high level of automation. This is a must if you don’t want to lose customers to larger cloud service providers. Furthermore, new app releases incorporate the most advanced analytics and intelligence available today.”
According to Supermicro, the 5G SuperServer will begin shipping to businesses soon. In preparation for introducing the 5G core, the internet service provider announced that all of its servers must be upgraded.