The dramatic improvement in broadband speed and reduction of latency in 5G networks, enhanced by Edge computing, will change the way we get around, create, work, play, stay healthy, and interact with the world around us.
5G networks are designed to leverage virtualization and containers on open hardware platforms – reducing dependence on legacy proprietary hardware. Supermicro brings proven expertise in optimized server hardware and deep virtualization experience to these growing 5G deployments.
The Radio Access Network (RAN) will be centralized and virtualized into server-based Centralized Units (CUs) and Distributed Units (DUs), slimming down fixed-function hardware into Remote Radio Units (RRUs). Intelligent Edge servers will support real-time applications with computing and AI inferencing. And 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC) functions will be replaced by 5G Core components running as virtualized network functions (VNFs) in data centers and the cloud.