MEC: Multi-Access Edge Computing
Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) offers many advantages to help service providers respond to customers’ desire for new services. Using an MEC “edge-cloud” enables service providers to quickly deploy new services or change service offerings with no change in the delivery platform. And by allowing applications to respond to local needs locally, network traffic and delivery costs are both reduced.
Artesyn’s MaxCore family of products combined with the right extension cards makes it a perfect fit for these applications. With these virtual RAN and FlexRAN benefits, service providers can utilize multiple servers and server domains in a single system to easily reconfigure while providing physical separation between sensitive applications as needed – in 3U-5U form factors.
Security continues to be a top-of-mind worry for businesses, government and consumers alike. Recent events around the world have strengthened this worry. In response to this need, Clavister and Artesyn Embedded Technologies have teamed to create scalable, virtualized network security, delivering broad scalability and high density.
C-RANs serve as the control unit in 4th and 5th generation networks. With 5G, they are becoming even more important in delivering high demand short latencies and the high speeds promised for these networks. This solution brief explains how to construct a high-density, high-performance C-RAN that offers a quarter of the cost per cell compared to pure server-sled-based solutions but with higher density and lower power consumption.
The upcoming 5G network evolution stage demands higher bandwidth and lower latencies in network communication than ever before. This challenging set of requirements results in more and more functions – that used to be executed in the core – being forced to the edge of the mobile network. This solution brief describes the construction of a VRAN that can support an equivalent number of cells as 14 traditional servers in just 3-5U.