Business Wire | October 03, 2023
Arrcus, the hyperscale networking software company and a leader in core, edge, and multi-cloud routing and switching infrastructure, is proud to introduce its trailblazing networking solution, Arrcus Connected Edge for AI (ACE-AI), designed to revolutionize the networking industry for AI/ML workloads.
In the heart of today's digitally driven world, a monumental transformation is underway. Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) has emerged as a powerful force, reshaping entire industries and redefining our digital landscape. At the epicenter of this transformative wave is the exponential growth of datacenter network traffic, driven by GenAI applications. AI/ML workloads will be increasingly distributed – at the Edge, in colos, telco PoPs/datacenters and public clouds. This growth underscores the urgent need for networks to evolve to become distributed, open, lossless and predictable to cater to this revolutionary paradigm shift.
"AI networking bandwidth is going to grow over 100% Y/Y in the second half of 2023 and throughout 2024 based on the remarkable growth in vendor revenue associated with AI/ML, and this class of networking bandwidth growth is nearly three times that of traditional data center networking,” said Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst at 650 Group. “We see AI/ML as a major catalyst for the growth of Data Center switching over the next five years and is likely to be distributed in nature. Arrcus' adaptable ACE-AI platform effectively addresses these demands with its open and flexible network fabric, designed to unify the distributed AI/ML workloads wherever they may reside.”
Arrcus' innovative ACE-AI networking solution based on ArcOS delivers a modern, unified network fabric for optimizing GPU and other distributed compute resources with maximum performance for AI/ML workloads. Ethernet as the underlying technology is well suited to address the needs with its inherent benefits for scalability, reliability, flexibility and low latency and ACE-AI builds on Ethernet to seamlessly weave together the entire network infrastructure, spanning from the edge to core to multi-cloud, encompassing switching and routing. Communication Service Providers (CSP), Enterprises and Datacenter operators can now harness the potential of 5G and GenAI by pooling compute resources wherever they may reside across the network to drive business outcomes.
“AL/ML workloads, Large Language Models (LLM) and compute-intensive applications like GenAI need to be delivered in a distributed fashion, to enable pooling of scarce, expensive compute resources as well as ensure low latency at the point of consumption,” said Shekar Ayyar, Chairman and CEO, Arrcus. “With Arrcus ACE-AI, Enterprises, CSPs and Hyperscalers now have the ability to transition from the legacy, single vendor networks, to a more modern, scalable, and software-defined network with lower TCO in support of their AI expansion plans.”
For next-generation datacenters, ACE-AI enables traditional CLOS and Virtualized Distributed Routing (VDR) architectures, with massive scale and performance to provide lossless, predictable connectivity for GPU clusters with high resiliency, availability and visibility. Features like Priority Flow Control (PFC), intelligent congestion detection and buffering at ingress points to prevent packet drops, ensure lower Job Completion Times (JCT) and tail latency. In the always-on world of GenAI, network high availability is crucial and is supported with features like Hitless Upgrade, reducing software maintenance upgrade times to under 20ms.
“High-performing, reliable and low-latency networks that are energy efficient are fundamental to bring the AI/ML disruption to reality. Ethernet with its standards-based approach is perfectly suited to deliver this critical connectivity to the distributed AI paradigm,” said Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager, Core Switching Group, Broadcom Inc. “We share Arrcus’ vision and are excited to collaborate with them to create a network fabric that is open, programmatic and first rate performance.”
To leverage 5G to deliver GenAI applications at the edge, ACE-AI also benefits from innovations like SRv6 Mobile User Plane (MUP) to enable the automated delivery of network slicing simply, efficiently and cost effectively. Network visibility is paramount for GenAI workloads, and ArcIQ is a modern network visibility and analytics platform that provides networking professionals with real-time, deep views of the networks and devices with actionable insights for proactive incident management and faster troubleshooting.
Open networks serve as the cornerstone of adaptability and rapid innovation, and Arrcus supports a wide range of energy conserving merchant silicon and hardware options from multiple ODMs, ranging in speeds from 1G to 400G, across shallow and deep buffer switches, granting customers unprecedented choices.
"The AI revolution is underway and demanding a comprehensive reevaluation of network infrastructure development to effectively address requirements of Distributed AI," said Heimdall Siao, President of Edgecore Networks. "We are enthusiastic about our collaboration with Arrcus to build the next-generation infrastructure combining Edgecore's Open Networking platform with Arrcus versatile ACE AI solution."
“To adequately address high performance, low latency needs of applications like GenAI, combined with 5G transport it is critical to transition from legacy networking to an open, disaggregated stack that leverages hardware platforms built on the latest merchant silicon combined with scalable, programmable networking stack,” said Vincent Ho, CEO of UfiSpace. “UfiSpace and Arrcus deliver a highly innovative solution to address the 5G and AI revolution.”
As GenAI reshapes industries, Arrcus delivers networks to match this dynamism by providing open, lossless, predictable, and distributed networks to lay the foundation for datacenters to flourish in this transformative era.
Arrcus was founded to enhance business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team consists of world-class technologists who have an unparalleled record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operating executives, strategic partners and top-tier VCs. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices in Bangalore, India, and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, go to www.arrcus.com or follow @arrcusinc.
Mobile Infrastructure,Network Infrastructure
T‑Mobile | September 06, 2023
T-Mobile launches network slicing beta targeting developers, with an initial emphasis on elevating video calling applications.
Network slicing, enabled by 5G SA, offers tailored network performance based on specific use case requirements.
This opportunity is geared towards developers seeking to enhance video calling apps, leveraging its exclusive nationwide 5G SA network.
T-Mobile, a leading 5G network provider, has launched a network slicing beta for developers, initially targeting video calling applications. The network slicing beta is available for iOS developers in Seattle and San Francisco, with Android expansion expected later this year as device manufacturers slice. This solution aims to enhance video calling applications by leveraging the capabilities of 5G standalone architecture (5G SA).
Developers engage with the capabilities at T-Mobile's 5G Hub for comprehensive testing and validation. Through the solution, video calling app developers can experience the beta by registering through T-Mobile's developer platform, DevEdge. Considering the rising demand for video calling applications fueled by remote work and the need for seamless connectivity, the company recognizes the importance of optimizing network conditions. It plans to expand the beta program to include more application types and use cases.
T-Mobile is aggressively expanding its 5G coverage, offering developers the ability to create customized network slices that help enhance their applications by ensuring consistent uplink and downlink speeds, lower latency, and increased reliability. The Un-carrier's 5G network serves 326 million people across two million square miles—surpassing the combined coverage of AT&T and Verizon. Furthermore, T-Mobile's high-speed Ultra Capacity 5G is accessible to 285 million people nationwide. Notably, T-Mobile has set ambitious plans to extend Ultra Capacity 5G to an even broader audience, with a target of reaching 300 million individuals within the current year. This ambitious undertaking solidifies its standing as a dominant force in 5G coverage.
Additionally, T-Mobile allows developers to work closely with the company's engineers at the 5G Hub for rigorous testing and validation. This collaborative endeavor brings together developers from renowned industry leaders such as Dialpad Ai, Google, Webex by Cisco, Zoom Video Communications and many others. It symbolizes a collective effort to push the boundaries of innovation in video calling applications and the broader landscape of 5G technology.
“The wireless industry has talked about 5G network slicing for years and at T-Mobile we’ve been putting in the work to bring it to life. Thanks to our nationwide 5G SA network, T-Mobile is the only operator in the country capable of unlocking this technology so developers can immediately begin creating applications that can one day provide tangible benefits to wireless users everywhere.”
-Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology at T-Mobile
PR Newswire | September 21, 2023
OneLayer, a leader in securing private LTE/5G networks for enterprises, announced today the expansion of its private cellular network security solutions to encompass the areas of operations and asset management, leveraging the same cyber-related capabilities to provide more value for additional stakeholders in the organization.
Following several deployments of their flagship product, OneLayer Bridge, in different verticals, and by leveraging a customer-centric approach, OneLayer learned that the solution simultaneously solved additional critical challenges companies faced with their private cellular networks, such as tracking and managing cellular assets and evaluating and optimizing their asset and network performance. This led OneLayer to innovate in the areas of cellular, from enriching their product set of capabilities to expanding the company, support and services.
OneLayer Bridge and its proprietary cellular device fingerprinting technology, OneID, were originally developed for security use cases to bridge the security gap caused by different protocols and topologies between cellular and traditional enterprise networks to provide OneLayer of security. Now, in addition, it also provides OneLayer of asset management.
"For companies in the utilities industry, for example, a primary concern is operational efficiency - optimizing resource allocation," explains Avishag Daniely, VP Product at OneLayer. "OneLayer enables utilities to see, evaluate and manage the performance of all cellular network assets from a single pane of glass. That was never possible for them before. After deploying OneLayer Bridge at several accounts, we learned that in addition to solving security concerns, customers also benefitted from the solution in making better operational decisions."
Industries that are now able to leverage OneLayer's private cellular network security, operations and asset management solutions include manufacturing, utilities, airports and seaports, warehouse and supply chain logistics, mining operations, healthcare facilities and many others.
OneLayer's expansion into new use cases and verticals coincides with the launch of their new website at www.onelayer.com. The site gives detailed information about OneLayer's offerings in the areas of private cellular network security, operations and asset management. Companies can learn about how OneLayer facilitates cellular network assets discovery, persistent asset tracking, segmentation and policy enforcement, among other use cases, or how OneLayer is used in verticals ranging from manufacturing to utilities, to airports and ports, and beyond.
The website also contains an industry-leading resource library and updated blog, which will be of significant use to enterprises considering or in the process of implementing a private cellular network. Topics covered include IoT asset management and security, cross-network device visibility, optimizing resource allocation and quality of service, and much more. The number of companies interested in these topics is steadily increasing, as demonstrated by the increase in the number of inquiries received by OneLayer.
"We have been seeing much more demand for OneLayer's solutions as private LTE/5G matures as an enterprise network," explains Dave Mor, OneLayer CEO. "These are full-blown operations scenarios – not just pilots – where companies want to set it up right from the beginning, with all use cases covered. We would like to provide value to more stakeholders in these organizations and enable them to leverage the potential of private 5G."
OneLayer looks forward to continuing to lead the private cellular network revolution by providing critical tools and solutions to enterprises. Visit their new website www.onelayer.com today to learn more about how OneLayer can help secure and manage all private cellular network devices with a top-tier enterprise approach while ensuring their customers do not require cellular expertise.
New use cases, verticals and industry-leading resources are detailed on the new website: www.onelayer.com
OneLayer provides enterprise-grade security, operations and asset management for private LTE/5G networks. Its platform and IoT toolkit can be implemented in private cellular networks to provide better visibility, control and protection for organizations. The company was founded by world-class cybersecurity experts with a deep understanding of both cellular protocols and IoT security needs and veterans from the IDF's 8200 and 81 intelligence units. OneLayer is backed by industry-leading advisors and has partnered with experts both in the cybersecurity domain as well as the telecom industry. To learn more about OneLayer, please visit www.onelayer.com.
PR Newswire | October 05, 2023
Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced the availability of NITRO® Wireless, a portfolio of solutions enabling all participants in the ecosystem – equipment manufacturers, service providers, semiconductor companies, software developers and system integrators – to accelerate technology development by validating performance at each stage in intelligent, intuitive and automated ways. The company will showcase NITRO Wireless at events around the globe, including Futurecom (São Paulo), FYUZ (Madrid), Network X (Paris) and India Mobile Congress (New Delhi).
With 5G reaching a tipping point in terms of buildout and capabilities, leading service providers and their ecosystems are developing paths to 6G. Industrial applications such as large-scale private networks, smart cities and critical communications require higher throughput and lower latency to enable the real-time computing and communication of precise sensing, imaging and positioning data. The introduction of TeraHertz/Terabit/microsecond connectivity through the cloud, open networking in a multi-vendor environment, and AI/ML to automate network operation, all point to a fundamental re-architecting of the network, at the semiconductor, equipment, software and application levels. The resulting challenges of network performance, quality of service (QoS), security and energy consumption now need to be mitigated and simplified.
NITRO Wireless brings together proven performance and interoperability test platforms used throughout the industry for 3GPP and O-RAN with cloud, intelligence, automation, and digital twin technology enabled by the Network Integrated Test, Real-Time Analytics and Optimization (NITRO) platform. As networks become more complex and layered, a focus on measuring and assuring experience from the user perspective – by emulating usage scenarios modeled on real network data – generates the essential intelligence to simplify the delivery of new technology. NITRO Wireless use cases include:
RAN Intelligence - The NITRO Wireless TeraVM RIC Test trains the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) based on data from real network scenarios, the App Validation Engine (AVE) acts as an App "IQ test" to validate if the proposed changes improve RAN efficiency, and Geolocation exposes geolocated data to r/xApps including 24/7 insights on spatial distribution and mobility dynamics of subscribers.
Private Network Intelligence – To support the high reliability and QoS requirements of Private Networks, NITRO Wireless offers signal analysis, timing and synchronization verification, antenna alignment, fiber certification, and coverage and performance testing from design to operation.
Network Security – 5G RAN, 5G Core, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Next Generation Firewalls, VPN and cloud security solutions all need to be compliant against the latest specifications, while ensuring network performance remains uncompromised. NITRO Wireless Open RAN Security Solution provides test coverage that includes 3GPP SCAS compliance, DoS and fuzzing attack, O-Cloud resource exhaustion, protocol validation, port scanning and open fronthaul security test.
Digital Twin – Digital Twins can reduce business risk in multiple ways. Test software updates and introduce new services in a safe environment to pre-empt failures when deployed in the live network. NITRO Wireless Digital Twins combine tools such as RAN and Core emulators, assurance solutions, realistic traffic scenarios, and cyberthreats to mirror an operator's network in the lab, allowing network changes and challenges to be planned and implemented with results analyzed before action is taken on the live network.
Military Communications – NITRO Wireless integration and test portfolio offers complete end-to-end and subsystem testing of 5G private military radio and core networks. These can be deployed on the ground, via HAPs or via satellite.
"While 5G offers new opportunities with an exciting potential to offer connectivity and amidst the race to deploy these networks, it's vital that reliability, stability, and performance testing are done to ensure success. Network resiliency requirements, complexity and risk thresholds are introducing new dynamics," said Shamik Mishra, CTO Connectivity, Capgemini Engineering. "We are very happy to work closely with VIAVI at our '5G-Lab-As-A-Service' in Portugal and global O-RAN engagements to leverage the potential of this emerging technology and contribute to harmonize efforts for connectivity-driven transformation across the industry."
"We're excited to work with VIAVI on helping move the industry forward to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN," said Lakshmi Mandyam, vice president, Service Provider Product Management and Partner Ecosystem, VMware. "Our companies share a vision of what it will take to address the challenges hindering adoption by simplifying the path for CSPs to test, profile, and certify third-party xApps and rApps through a common framework. VIAVI's leadership in Open RAN testing and VMware's leadership in RIC make this an ideal collaboration."
With each generation, networks grow more layered, disaggregated and complex, said Ian Langley, Senior Vice President, Wireless Business Unit, VIAVI. NITRO Wireless cuts through the technology fog with cloud intelligence and automation based on VIAVI's trusted expertise in performance validation, so our customers can stay focused on the drivers of the top and bottom line.
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for telecommunications, cloud, enterprises, first responders, military, aerospace and railway. VIAVI is also a leader in light management technologies for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, government and aerospace applications. In 2023, we celebrate over 100 years of Network Transformation and Optical Innovation. Learn more about VIAVI at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn and YouTube.