AT&T, Dell Collaborate on Open Source Edge Computing and 5G Software

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AT&T and Dell Technologies are jointly exploring the development of key open infrastructure technology areas for the next-generation network edge that will be required by service providers to support new use cases and service opportunities in a cloud-oriented 5G world.

Combining their respective expertise, Dell Technologies and AT&T will collaborate in the open source community to align on an overall vision of network disaggregation and accelerate the deployment of open infrastructure and AT&T Network Cloud utilizing Airship – a collection of loosely coupled, but interoperable, open source tools that declaratively automate cloud provisioning and life-cycle management utilizing containers as the unit of software delivery.

The companies will catalyze the broader Airship community to accelerate Airship toward a 2.0 release, delivering a streamlined aggregator of best-of-breed open technologies for declaratively deploying and managing Kubernetes environments and cloud software.

They also plan to jointly develop and enhance additional open source efforts, including Metal3-io and OpenStack Ironic, and integrate the Kubernetes Cluster API, and deliver open source automation capabilities across the stack – from bare metal to network to storage – on Dell Technologies infrastructure.

Amy Wheelus, VP, AT&T Network Cloud
This collaboration will not only enable us to accelerate the AT&T Network Cloud on the Dell Technologies infrastructure, but also further the broader community goal of making it as simple as possible for operators to deploy and manage open infrastructure in support of SDN and other workloads.

Kevin Shatzkamar, VP, Dell EMC Service Provider Solutions
Dell Technologies is working closely with AT&T to combine our joint telco industry best practices with decades of data center transformation experience to help service providers quickly roll out new breeds of experiential Edge and 5G services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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