By CIOReview | Monday, March 21, 2022
MobiledgeX cloudlets have been implemented by 25 mobile carriers in Europe, Asia, and North America.
FREMONT, CA: “We’ve deployed edge clouds all over the world but not every site interconnects with every edge cloud ever deployed by any operator,” states Michael Lochead, SVP of product for MobiledgeX. MobiledgeX today announced the release of version 3.1 of their MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud platform, which includes federation capabilities for any standards-based mobile edge computing platform. This is a significant advance, since developers of edge applications in mobile network contexts seek a write once, deploy everywhere experience. As different regions and operators standardize on their preferred edge computing platform, MobiledgeX can assure that the now 25 mobile operators with whom it has rolled out edge cloudlets can communicate with other edges globally.
“Today, we’re announcing capabilities to make it easier to connect our expanding number of edge clouds within 25 mobile network operator footprints to other standards-based edge platforms, instantly growing the number of edge sites we can expose to developers, and bringing the industry another big step closer to edge monetization,” adds Lochead.
MobiledgeX has worked with over 200 software developers to offer use cases spanning all key verticals, including media and entertainment, manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, and retail. These developers have stressed the critical nature of achieving cloud-like ease in mobile network setup. A crucial step toward attaining this goal is the creation of a standardized, federated edge that can be deployed by any operator and accessible by any user in any region.
MobiledgeX’s GSMA-compliant edge cloud federation presents an east-west interface that enables the automated transfer of backend workloads for edge applications between multiple operators’ edge clouds. This ensures that mobile users of edge-native applications experience a consistent Quality of Experience across several edge networks. Federated edge clouds are a new feature in MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud Release 3.1 platform. Additional perks included in this new release are the following:
Developers of edge applications can build a 5G QoS policy for their application by utilizing the MobiledgeX API. MobiledgeX then communicates with the 5G network to create the stated policy, streamlining the application onboarding process for MNOs who would otherwise have to configure QoS policies manually on behalf of developer partners.