Tech Mahindra, Red Hat to help CSPs deliver 5G Core on hybrid and multi cloud
Tech Mahindra has entered into a partnership with Red Hat to enable communications service providers (CSPs) in infrastructure modernization and cloud migration.
The partnership will offer tailored solutions to assist telcos to migrate essential 5G networks and multi-access edge computing (MEC) tasks to the hybrid cloud by using Red Hat OpenShift Service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and netOps.ai, which is Tech Mahindra’s hyper-automation platform.
The offering is said to come with the full range of services and products by using a variety of platforms to implement a multi-vendor, distributed 5G Core, edge, and multi-access edge computing solution in a hybrid and multi-cloud environment. This will further increase the speed of adoption of 5G use cases for communications service providers, said Tech Mahindra.
By utilizing Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS on-premises, and in conjunction with Tech Mahindra netOps.ai, the solution will allow telcos to design and implement 5G-related scenarios using a clearer approach to migration of network workloads from on-premises to multi-cloud and hybrid scenarios without modifying their existing software stack.
The jointly developed solution will tackle multi-domain network transformation that spans 5G Core, RAN, transport, and enterprise edge use cases.
Honoré LaBourdette — Red Hat Vice President of Telco, Media, Entertainment & Edge Ecosystem said: “In order to maximize flexibility and scale in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, telcos need a reliable infrastructure that can deliver a consistent experience across cloud environments while meeting network requirements from the core to the edge.
“Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is a turnkey application platform that provides managed containerized workloads natively on AWS, helping service providers quickly build, deploy and scale 5G and edge applications for faster results.
“By teaming up with Tech Mahindra to offer its network automation solution with Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS, we are able to better equip service providers with the tools they need to be successful in the cloud.”
Tech Mahindra said that it is a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner that enables the deployment of telco networks on a hybrid cloud. Its netOps.ai network automation and managed services framework allows for zero touch provisioning for edge and core orchestration by including life cycle management, one-touch automation of applications, and infrastructure to manage network provisioning and facilitate consistent operational processes.
Manish Mangal — Tech Mahindra Global Head of 5G & Network Services Business said, “5G deployment on hybrid cloud with hyper automation will become a strategic imperative for CSPs in reducing their capital and operational expenditure. Tech Mahindra’s deep industry expertise, innovative netOps.ai platform, and strong partnership with Red Hat enables rapid modernization of infrastructure, applications, and data.
“Together with Red Hat we are enabling CSPs and enterprises with a competitive edge by simplifying the 5G Core, Edge and MEC ecosystem.”