Sports events are just one of the industries transformed by new immersive media technologies and experiences such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Realizing these new experiences requires a range of new technologies and network capabilities, especially end-to-end 5G network automation and optimization.
Sedona Systems, an Intel Capital portfolio company, is proud to be featured as part of the Intel’s show presence at Mobile World Congress (MWC) to demonstrate real-world applications for deploying 5G network services. The company’s NetFusion™ network controller optimizes the routing of traffic and sharing of network resources to deliver new 5G-enabled services such as AR/VR, and Intel® True View economically and in compliance with operator/content provider SLAs.
Deployed in multiple service provider networks today, NetFusion automates IP/Transport network environments consisting of multiple layers, vendors, and both physical and software defined network control solutions.
Experience neural network innovation at MWC 2018
At MWC, we are setting up the environment with a map of a city-wide metro network and a dashboard that displays network metrics and predictive analytics from a neural net. With a focus on the sports event theme, we are developing a sports event scenario where a massive spike in bandwidth will occur as a result of multiple terabits/s of video transporting between Intel® True VR cameras at the stadium and the Intel True View processing servers that are located in a different part of the metro. There will be a similar increase in downstream bandwidth resulting from thousands of game attendees replaying plays on their smart devices.
A predictive analysis then recognizes that a possible game-day scenario is in play. Further analysis confirms this assessment and determines that additional capacity with low latency is required between the stadium and the data center. Key network and model telemetry dials include Network Utilization, Burst Tolerance, Network Survivability, Model/Forecast Accuracy and projected Bandwidth Shortfall. Sedona’s NetFusion then provisions a high-capacity express-link accordingly. After a period of time, the neural net assesses that the game has ended and NetFusion decommissions the express link returning the capacity to the resource pool.
This market-ready solution is delivered on Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 servers that have been engineered to deliver highest performance with 205W Xeon Scalable CPUs, low-latency Intel NVMe, 25Gb Intel NICs and Quick Assist Technology (QAT) accelerators. As an Intel Select Solution for NFVi, the software platform provides a workload-optimized solution tuned to take full advantage of Intel® architecture.
In conclusion, Sedona’s NetFusion controller running on Lenovo servers and Intel Select Solutions for NFVi platform allows service providers to scale their 5G transport and IP networks to support new ultra-high bandwidth services like Intel True View without having to make massive investments in new infrastructure. Machine Learning (ML)-driven dynamic resource sharing based on neural net algorithms results in the highest possible network efficiency, and also optimizes the use of the network to meet the unique availability and performance SLAs for each AR and VR service.
Please join the Sedona and Intel teams at the Intel booth #3E31 in Hall 3 to see a live demonstration of this 5G network automation solution.