Optimizing Cloud features for the Edge Deployments

When it comes to deployment of Cloud and Networking infrastructure at the Edge the requirements are quite different primarily steered by ruggedness and all different form factors that are expected at edge . E.g claiming a Cloud solution is good but how it will fit in to wall mount and on #Australia blue mountains is key architecture question that again in only 4U space . This require holistic analysis of cloud features with infrastructure mapping , as example with #Dell and #RedHat as follows

1. 3 node OCP cluster with shared management and workload nodes
2. Remote compute node support based on RT Kernel
3. Support hybrid workloads with CNV (Container native Virtualization)
4. DPDK and SRIOV for data Apps at the edge including 5G NPN
5. Local storage operator support
6. Keptn support for DevOps for Edge sites including support for workload placement and optimization
7. Tekton Pipelines CI/CD
8. Above all use of SDN through compute infrastructure avoiding use of standalone switches in Edge sites like for
8a. UPI using OVS
8b. IPI using OVN

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Saad Sheikh

I am a Senior Architect with a passion to architect and deliver solutions addressing business adoption of the Cloud and Automation/Orchestration covering both Telco and IT Applications industry. My work in carrier Digital transformation involve Architecting and deploying Platforms for both Telco and IT Applications including Clouds both Open stack and container platforms, carrier grade NFV ,SDN and Infra Networking , DevOps CI/CD , Orchestration both NFVO and E2E SO , Edge and 5G platforms for both Consumer and Enterprise business. On DevOps side i am deeply interested in TaaS platforms and journey towards unified clouds including transition strategy for successful migration to the Cloud Please write to me on snasrullah@swedtel.com

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