What is the HPE edge system?
The licensed HPE Edge computing brings data processing closer to the places where it is created and used, away from centralized data centers. Telcos can support new business models and enterprise services that demand low latency, high reliability, and local processing of massive volumes of data by distributing computers to the edge.
By 2024, the market for enterprise edge computing is expected to reach over $200 billion, according to IDC, and 40 percent of businesses will turn to telcos as their main edge service providers.
The digital revolution was sparked by computing intelligence, but for many years that intelligence was kept secret in centralized data centers. Compute is currently relocating to the network’s edge, where it will be nearer to users and applications. It’s difficult to overstate the significant opportunity this presents to communication service providers (CSPs) and their clients.
When you can process data locally rather than having to backhaul it hundreds of miles to a data center, you can accomplish things that were previously unimaginable. You can activate:
- New CSP services include 4K/8K video content delivery networks (CDNs), 5G fronthaul, mid haul, and backhaul, as well as private 5G networks and network slices.
- Local data processing is used in situations where backhauling would be prohibitively expensive, such as large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) installations, video analytics, and other applications that use large volumes of data.
- Enterprise applications that require low latency, such as “Industry 4.0” automation, connected cars, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and others, simply cannot function when data must travel great distances to be processed.
When computing intelligence can be distributed to the edge, a wide range of applications, including these, become feasible.
New licensed HPE edge use cases also place CSPs in the epicenter of the ecosystem, as opposed to previous technological revolutions that were dominated by over-the-top (OTT) application providers and hyperscalers. Only CSPs have the geographic reach to deploy new edge capabilities everywhere.
The ability to dynamically instantiate software-defined edge resources as needed is the final piece of the puzzle that CSPs acquire as they transform their networks into virtualized, cloud-based infrastructures. Actually, as a part of the transition to 5G networks, ETSI has established a standardized design for multi-access edge computing (MEC) architectures.
What is required to be Edge system compatible?
Despite how intriguing these new business cases may be, not every CSP is prepared to benefit from them. CSPs are compelled by HPE edge computing to use hyperscale cloud services. You’ll require new skills, such as the capacity to support, in order to succeed there.
Operational models for the cloud
Delivering various cloud services over a shared software-defined infrastructure at the HPE edge is the core of the edge opportunity, regardless of who owns them—the CSP, the customer, or a third party. A cloud-like user experience must be delivered, and you must be able to design, sell, provision, and manage cloud services.
Improved edge infrastructure flexibility
You must support a sizable multivendor, multitechnology edge ecosystem. You’ll also need the flexibility to roll out new edge devices quickly in order to support evolving customer needs.
Large service providers can anticipate managing tens of thousands of telco edge sites, each of which supports hundreds of customers running various applications on a variety of device types, if the edge opportunity develops as analysts predict.
New and current business models are offered by CSPs today.
These services include virtual private networks (VPN), WAN traffic management, network security, and others. In order to take advantage of the edge opportunity, you should provide these services as virtualized applications running on standardized, affordable “universal customer premises equipment” (uCPE) hardware.
Organization must upgrade
Historically, CSPs’ licensed edge devices included specialized management software in the package. CSPs had to modify the OSS stack for each device type and vendor in order to manage the lifecycle of those devices, including onboarding, firmware updates, OS patching, backup and restore, license management, and other tasks. This model was never ideal because it forced CSPs into one vendor’s ecosystem and made adding edge devices difficult and time-consuming.
On the other hand, it completely fails in the newly developing market for edge cloud services. You’ll need to support a much wider range of CPE solutions and provide a variety of new services and functions to cater to various customer needs if you want to seize the edge opportunity.
You can anticipate working with many different CPEs from many vendors, either on the customer premises or the provider edge, as you enable OTT like overlay connectivity and support new MEC and 5G use cases. If your OSS needs to be customized for every vendor and device type, or if it takes months to onboard new devices, you simply cannot deliver competitive edge offerings. The licensed Edge infrastructure management will require a fundamentally new strategy that is adaptable, vendor-neutral, and above all, automated.
HPE edge system key features
CSPs are in a great position to take advantage of the edge computing opportunity and monetize their networks in new ways thanks to HPE EIA. You can automate the management of physical edge infrastructure across vendors, device types, and locations, and it makes OSS integration simpler. Zero-touch service management is also made possible. The solution offers the following features in order to make these capabilities possible.
Using HP iLO licenses and interfaces, administrator can access to their edge system in any conditions providing full accessibility on their devices.
straightforward admin interface
For network administration, application administration, and other operations and maintenance tasks, HPE EIA comes with an easy-to-use integrated admin GUI. With the help of this interface’s flexible secure access and role-based access control (RBAC), you can enable seamless single sign-on for various user types, including customers.
integration in the north
The northbound integration with other OSS/BSS systems is made possible by HPE EIA’s OpenAPI/Swagger API. These northbound APIs facilitate streamlined ZTP and device configuration, as well as the gathering of vital device status and alarm data.
Templates for configuring devices
Through the upkeep of a library of device configuration templates for uCPE devices, HPE EIA expedites device provisioning. The right configuration is automatically applied when the solution receives a request (via the northbound REST API from service provisioning or orchestration systems).
Additionally, the system tracks configuration changes uniformly, regardless of vendor or technology, validating policy compliance and applying changes to groups of devices at once. The solution also gives devices the ability to automatically perform backup and restore tasks in a vendor-neutral manner.
support for protocols for managing devices that are widely used
The most popular configuration management protocols are supported out of the box by HPE EIA. There are currently REST and Web services for device access, TR-069 for ZTP, command line interface (CLI) via Telnet/secure shell (SSH), and more protocols are planned for the future. Even in situations where a particular protocol’s capabilities would otherwise prevent full automation, you can streamline device onboarding for your own teams and provide customers with a unified self-install experience.
ZTP stands for zero-touch provisioning
HPE EIA automates the deployment of edge infrastructure, including device network pairing (authentication) and day-zero/day-one provisioning. In order to offer new services to customers more quickly and affordably, it simplifies the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of edge device provisioning.
Benefits of using HPE edge system
Provide flexible options for deployment
In addition to on-site installations, HPE EIA is made to support hosting in public clouds. This flexibility enables you to roll out new edge services more quickly and easily for particular customers and use cases.
Manage edge services more efficiently and consolidated
With its vendor-neutral support for a variety of protocols and edge use cases, you can manage your entire edge portfolio—including pre-existing uCPE, SD-WAN, and other value-added edge services—with a single toolset. You can reduce operating costs and put your company in a better position to quickly and consistently introduce novel new services by streamlining and standardization all edge operations.
Develop a business that is more competitive and agile
HPE EIA gives you the agility and adaptability you need to successfully compete for new edge business with peers and hyperscalers. Customers can experience a user interface similar to the cloud thanks to dynamic networking features not available in the public cloud. You can establish new business relationships with enterprise clients by offering them distinctive services that foster their ability to innovate.
On bare metal servers and in HPE-managed public, on-premises, or customer-selected clouds are among the places where HPE EIA can be put into use. When ordered along with the licensed HPE Edge Orchestrator, the solution can also be purchased as software as a service (SaaS).
HPE EIA and Edge Orchestrator handle every aspect of edge device lifecycle management and self-service customer application lifecycle management as a fully integrated solution. When a solution is deployed on a public cloud managed by HPE, HPE manages it and takes care of backup and restore, monitoring, upgrades, and other operational tasks.