Source: Druid Software
WICKLOW, IRELAND – February 28, 2022 – Druid Software, the leading provider of private cellular network core software solutions for enterprise, today announced it is collaborating with VMware, a leading provider of enterprise software, and ASOCS, leaders in vRAN mobile cloud, for Private 5G solutions for Enterprise.
This collaboration aims to address the challenges today’s enterprises face when delivering intelligent and immersive experiences that require high bandwidth, ultra-low latency networks. For example, manufacturers are using video to drive advanced predictive maintenance, pre-emptively identifying faults and the retail market is leveraging augmented reality to reinvent in-person shopping.
To deliver these experiences, businesses are engaging in digital transformation and taking advantage of modern technology like 5G to connect everyone and everything. But transformation brings complexity and today’s solutions for private mobile networks force compromise. The process for selecting the right partners seems daunting with questions around spectrum acquisition, unclear roadmaps, and limitations around which hardware and software vendors you can work with.
The collaboration between these three technology leaders will give enterprises the ability to seize the private 5G opportunity by enabling businesses to take full control of their business-critical processes. Built with 3GPP protocols, this private 5G network solution takes advantage of encrypted security and protection of data to reduce threats. It also utilizes the ability of 5G to deliver unmatched reliability and coverage with seamless connectivity.
The Druid Raemis core platform component in this solution is a 3GPP compliant 4G/5G core network with unique features designed specifically for enterprise critical communications. For example, the platform is differentiated by its ability to easily prioritize and “slice” devices while providing them with a guaranteed quality of service. Raemis scales up as easily as it scales down, enabling the setup of small or very large private networks.
Raemis can be deployed on edge hardware devices or in high dependency cloud native environments. This flexibility is key for certain highly resilient mobile use cases or customers who do not want their data on the public cloud. Built on an open REST API, Raemis provides easy integration to enterprise critical applications and makes private networks simple to use and manage with a user-friendly dashboard.
“This 5G collaboration between Druid, VMware and ASOCS helps to accelerate enterprise innovation and provides next-gen speed & performance,” Druid Software CEO Liam Kenny said. “With this solution we enable use cases well beyond today’s capabilities.”
VMware is an ideal partner for this 5G collaboration, delivering a trusted foundation for a more secure, robust, and flexible private mobile network that runs alongside other edge-native applications. VMware Edge Compute Stack is an edge computing solution that helps to build, run, manage, and protect edge-native applications at the Near and Far Edge. The Druid and ASOCS software components are included in the VMware validated design for Private 5G. Tested running on VMware’ Edge Compute Stack, this Private 5G solution can run on common off-the-shelf hardware delivering industry leading automation, orchestration, and computing.
Muneyb Minhazuddin, vice president of edge strategy, VMware, said, “Enterprise customers are actively moving modern app workloads to the edge. They are betting on 5G to accelerate this journey. And on private 5G as a foundation. That’s why VMware is working with partners like Druid and ASOCS to deliver differentiated private connectivity solutions that meet customers’ specific use cases.”
The ASOCS CYRUS solution for private 5G networks can support a facility’s full range of IoT devices while providing high-capacity bandwidth to process and transfer massive amounts of data from connected devices. Utilizing standard servers, CYRUS® is managed like any other IT element. It enables industrial enterprises to easily implement 5G private networks (P5G) with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), high network reliability, low latency, and high speed—making it ideal for innovative Industrial IoT, massive IOT and eMBB applications.
The software is fully virtualized, so there is full separation between the general L1/L2/L3 software, and the required corresponding hardware (x86 server). CYRUS® software can integrate with any third-party NGC via an N2&N3 interface. The CYRUS Rainbow Manager is used for managing the RAN.
“The seamless partnership and integration between ASOCS, Druid, and VMware are proving to be critical in meeting the needs of enterprises and especially Smart Manufacturing where real-time acting networks are required,” said Gilad Garon, ASOCS CEO. “The connection of IoT and IIoT devices to edge computing and AI via ASOCS, Druid, and VMware is not only reliable but flexible to meet today’s demands for tailor-made solutions.”
Druid Software, VMware and ASOCS plan to proceed with further global Proof of Concept testing, focusing firstly on Industry 4.0 use cases for Advanced Predictive Maintenance, Video Analytics for Security, Augmented & Virtual Reality, bringing to market the best 5G cellular edge platform capability. To inquire about availability of this solution, contact Druid here.
Druid Software is a core cellular network software company based in Ireland. Established in 2001 Druid has evolved into one of the world’s leaders in Private 5G & 4G Cellular technology over the last 20 years. Druids RAEMISTM platform is a mature 3GPP compliant 4G/5G core network, with unique features designed specifically for business and mission critical use.
Druid’s mature RAEMISTM platform is in use today by ISPs and Enterprises for mission critical environments in the U.S, EMEA, LATAM and Asia Pac. Druid technology enables solutions in different areas including enterprise communications, IoT, mobile edge computing, and public safety. For more information, please visit www.druidsoftware.com or stay up to date with everything private network related by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
ASOCS is empowering industrial enterprises to connect their production lines to edge applications by providing them with a cloud-based private 5G (P5G) network and a scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
CYRUS® 5G software by ASOCS enables enterprises to run their networks on their own terms using standard hardware, just as they do with their IT infrastructure. ASOCS enables companies to easily implement private 5G networks and benefit from high network reliability, enhanced security, and low latency.