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Nokia announced that its Nokia AirFrame data centre solutions will be upgraded with the 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors to increase their compute capacity, faster data lanes and higher memory capacity.

As a result of Nokia and Intel’s close working partnership, the AirFrame products will be upgraded immediately following the availability of the latest processors.

Nokia’s AirFrame data centre is designed for running demanding virtualized and cloud-native software workloads in the 5G era.

It supports network functionalities and addresses strict latency constraints in order to process huge data demands critical in delivering services with real-time responsiveness including applications and services at the edge.

The inclusion of the Intel Xeon Scalable Processors will provide faster speeds, superior data throughput and lower energy consumption to support Nokia’s 5G AirScale Cloud RAN and 5G Cloud Core solutions.

Leveraging Intel’s 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor, Nokia AirFrame can better power Nokia’s AirScale all-in-cloud virtual RAN (vRAN) and 5G core solutions to meet the requirements demanded by 5G technologies.

Ultra-low latency

Nokia’s AirScale Cloud RAN virtualizes radio functions to deliver ultra-low latency and high bit rates for demanding services, as well as providing the flexibility to deliver scalability, agility and operational efficiency to meet demand.

Nokia and Intel have a long-standing collaboration that highlights Nokia’s continued focus on the development of its 5G portfolio, strengthening AirScale and leveraging the latest silicon chip design technologies and manufacturing capabilities.

Commenting on the development, Nokia Head of Edge Cloud Pasi Toivanen commented that this partnership highlights the company’s continued commitment to ensure 5G portfolio is underpinned by best-in-class technology.

“5G networks need to support billions of devices and machines, and this massive increase in volume and scale means that existing infrastructure and components must evolve rapidly, adopting technologies and techniques to enable to deploy 5G networks quickly,” said Pasi Toivanen.

Cloud computing

Nokia AirFrame Rackmount server is designed for scalable data centers and high-capacity cloud computing, providing increased operating temperature, NEBS compliancy and extended product lifecycle. Latest NVMe SSDs in a wide range of capacity deliver the fastest bandwidth, higher storage throughput and lower latency.

Intel vice president and general manager of Wireless Access Network Division Cristina Rodriguez said transforming the network with technology innovations from the core to the edge enables the full potential of 5G.

“Through our continued collaboration with Nokia, AirFrame will take advantage of the enhanced capabilities offered by  the latest generation of Intel Xeon Scalable processors and our platform ingredients including Ethernet adapters and accelerators, giving operators a high performance and optimized solution that can scale across their network workloads from core to edge,” said Cristina Rodriguez.

The distribution of cloud-based resources is critical for future connectivity and services. In the hyperconnected digital world, extremely low latency and local processing capabilities of high volume of data is vital.

The 5G networks support a multitude of applications and different use cases that include people, things and machines. Operational and industrial applications that require lower latency and near real-time interactivity are the next frontier for cloud computing.

Nokia provides comprehensive data centre infrastructure and expertise which gives companies flexibility for growth and makes IT service a more regular operational expense rather than an irregular capital expense.

Open edge server

AirFrame Rackmount has been created with Nokia Design For Security (DFSEC) process, which was innovated by Nokia for ensuring that security is included in all stages of product development.

The Nokia AirFrame open edge server, is an x86 solution built and tailored to fully support edge and far-edge cloud deployments. The ultra-small footprint provided by the solution is complemented with a real-time, OPNFV compatible, OpenStack distribution built to provide the performance and low latency required by solutions like Cloud RAN.

A complete portfolio of servers, storage, networking, accelerators and commodities help communication service providers quickly move to the cloud-defined data centre. With native support for Nokia Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and Cloud Native Network Functions (CNFs), Nokia AirFrame Rackmount is a very important building block of 5G network deployments.


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