The SUSE Adaptive Telco Infrastructure Platform (ATIP), a telco-optimized edge computing platform that enables telecom businesses to expedite and future-proof network modernization, was just unveiled. The new telco infrastructure solution is open and adaptable and tuned for telco-grade performance while it can streamline telco operations at scale.
From the ground up, ATIP is designed for the telco edge. With a highly scalable and programmable management solution for telco-grade infrastructure, ATIP would allow for quick rollouts. The top European telecom providers, including Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, and others, worked closely with SUSE, the largest European participant in the global open-source infrastructure software market, to build this telco infrastructure platform.
“Telecom operators are looking for flexible solutions to modernize their existing networks, help rollout 5G networks quickly and adopt open frameworks, such as Open RAN while navigating disaggregation of their networks,” said Keith Basil, SUSE Edge General Manager. “ATIP has a flexible and adaptable infrastructure that future-proofs next-generation networks to support novel applications and use cases expected to arise from 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing and general Edge computing. With ATIP, our telecom customers will thrive in a highly competitive environment.”
SUSE ATIP is an edge computing platform designed specifically for telecommunications companies. It comes with customizable versions of Linux, Kubernetes, security, and management tools, making it simple for telecommunications companies to use it for a variety of use cases on both mobile and fixed networks.
Additionally, because ATIP supports a broad variety of hardware, operators may reduce risk by utilizing their current infrastructure. LF Europe’s project Sylva, for example, is one example of a cloud architecture that ATIP’s modularity and flexibility are specifically intended to support and facilitate.
SUSE ATIP would offer performance characteristics that are telco-grade throughout the whole stack. Its operating system layer would offer real-time speed, minimal latency, and a quick data flow. Performance-sensitive applications are optimized by the Kubernetes layer thanks to SUSE NeuVector’s full lifecycle container security. Additional useful characteristics would include the following:
- Built specifically for the edge, allowing clients to obtain the most performance possible without having to deal with older systems. Lightweight Kubernetes distributions suitable for distant or resource-constrained devices in highly regulated environments are provided by SUSE ATIP. Immutable Linux is a perfect container and virtualization host at the edge since it is designed to handle containers and microservices. With security “seamlessly” integrated throughout the whole stack, from applications to Kubernetes to operating systems, every device, no matter where it is, has access to “data center-level” security.
- SUSE’s Kubernetes and Linux are optimized for telecommunications functions. Workloads can be scheduled based on the capabilities of the underlying hardware, Kubernetes Pods are given direct access to network interfaces, a wide range of hardware enablement is made available, and telecom-specific protocols are supported.
- Modular, in order to meet the needs of operators, ATIP offers modules that may be utilized jointly or separately. This would allow it to survive in a multi-vendor environment.
Simplified Operations at Scale
- Faster rollouts – ATIP makes use of GitOps to make it simple for users to install and manage thousands of Kubernetes clusters on a regular basis. Operators may accelerate the process even further with programmatic APIs that provide a vendor-neutral interface point by integrating CNCF’s Cluster API.
- Unified management – From a single window, control Linux and Kubernetes. Increase the effectiveness of lifecycle operations at scale while reducing operational expenses and administrative overhead.
- Zero-touch provisioning – Reduce expenses by connecting power, networking, and turning on the device; the rest is handled by software with simple zero touch onboarding of enterprise-grade edge devices.