Move to 5G with confidence
HPE ProLiant DL110 Gen10 Plus Telco Server
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New network architecture
With the introduction of 5G technology, the existing radio-access network (RAN) architecture based on specialized appliances and monolithic software is moving to open RAN—an open, flexible, and more disaggregated RAN virtualization (vRAN) model. Open RAN will allow telcos to scale 5G capacity and performance more easily and optimize their CAPEX.
Hardware and software disaggregation coupled with virtualization of packet core components (virtual network functions, or VNFs) has been vital in helping operators achieve better scalability, flexibility, multivendor procurement, and economics for the core in 3G and 4G. 5G extends the same principle to the edge so operators can not only provide the services and scale as they see fit, but also introduce new and innovative services along with 5G.
Open RAN facilitates disaggregated and decoupled RAN, which are more elastic and can better handle traffic surges. Open source consortiums such as the O-RAN alliance and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) are fueling collaboration among telcos, network equipment providers (NEPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and system integrators (SIs) by being catalysts for faster adoption of disaggregation at the edge.
New edge-focused server technology
To support operators as they shift to RAN virtualization at the edge while rolling out 5G capabilities, HPE created the HPE ProLiant DL110 Gen10 Plus Telco Server. This vRAN-optimized, carrier-grade, NEBS-compliant, short-depth server is designed specifically for edge computing.
The HPE ProLiant DL110 Gen10 Plus Telco Server is characterized by:
- Open, standards-based architecture—Supporting multi-vendor software-based RAN solutions
- Powerful compute capabilities—Backed by 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
- Carrier-grade ruggedized NEBS Level 3- compliant platform—Designed for the far edge 1
- Consistency from core to edge—Delivering the trusted HPE ProLiant security and manageability experience, including silicon root of trust
- I/O intensive features—Supporting transport adjacencies such as fronthaul gateways and cell site routers
- Accelerator options—Driving the performance-sensitive, packet-processing vRAN workload
- Reduced footprint—Short-depth 1U/1P server is highly optimized to support telcos’ vRAN workloads
Big business value in a small, highly optimized package
When telcos choose the HPE ProLiant DL110 Gen10 Plus Telco Server to support their 5G rollouts, they benefit from:
- Flexibility of using open technology at the edge versus the current proprietary on-premises appliance model
- Improved space management and better integration with existing infrastructure
- Faster time to market using cutting-edge technology to support new use cases and create new revenue streams
- Scalability to quickly and easily address changing customer needs
- Procurement flexibility by unbundling hardware and software
Why HPE for Telcos?
As telcos prepare for 5G, they need a business partner they can trust at every step of the process—from initial strategy through rollout. With more than 20 years’ experience delivering telco infrastructure, HPE is the business partner of choice. By offering verified vRAN-specific telco blueprints, HPE can help to de-risk the move to 5G, accelerate time to market, and decrease system integration costs of vRAN transformation.
Trust the industry experts at HPE to support your move to 5G through:
- A solid understanding of telco requirements:
- Protect infrastructure investments by increasing agility and better supporting new technologies as they emerge
- Simplify infrastructure by disaggregating hardware and software for maximum flexibility, allowing telcos to allocate resources where needed, avoiding lock-in
- Deliver efficiencies across the network by virtualizing the RAN
- Reduce operational complexity and accelerate time to value with open distributed infrastructure management, standards-compliant infrastructure, and pre-validated, telco-optimized designs
- Long-standing leadership role in virtualizing telco infrastructure in NFV
- vRAN-optimized portfolio built around HPE standard hardware, enabling operators to extend their cloud containerization paradigms to the RAN
- Proven ecosystem that enables partners to integrate, test, and bring to market solutions based on an open, standard infrastructure environment, thereby reducing risk for the operator
- Value that goes beyond the hardware to include telco enablement and technology integration using SmartNICs, accelerators, and operating system (OS)/container stacks—HPE enablement frees both the NEP (RAN software) and the operator (RAN deployment) to focus on their key assets in the supply chain equation
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- 1 Typical NEBS certification is 90 days post-production manufacture.