With the 5G era on the horizon, service providers are re-architecting their networks to achieve the levels of performance and scalability required to support this new generation of networks. To do so, many operators are distributing cloud infrastructure to network edge locations to enable rapid deployment of advanced network services.
Taking a specific look at evolving 4G and emerging 5G mobile networks, Affirmed Networks and Juniper Networks have commissioned a paper by one of the industry’s foremost experts that focuses on how cloud-native/microservices architectures enable service innovation and velocity.
Written by Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at analyst firm Heavy Reading, the paper makes the case for deploying edge infrastructure in combination with network slicing mechanisms to enable operators to create and deploy granular services, optimized to the use case and customer, using cloud-native network functions and management tools.
The paper not only looks at the new service requirements but also at the correlation between services and the architecture needed to support them. Some of the many topics explored in detail as part of this paper include:
- The Service-Based 5G Core Architecture
- Distributed Cloud-Native Networks
- Microservices for 4G/5G Core
- Achieving True Service Velocity
Click here to obtain a copy of the full report.