Aarna Networks launches AES, a zero-touch orchestration as a service for edge computing

Aarna Networks launches AES, a zero-touch orchestration as a service for edge computing

Aarna Networks, an edge computing and 5G management solutions provider, announced the launch of its Aarna Edge Services (AES) solution. AES is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) version of Aarna’s Multi Cluster Orchestration Platform (AMCOP). According to the company, the platform helps enterprises to, for example, reduce operation costs and improve time-to-market.

Aarna Networks’ solution provides zero-touch edge orchestration and management services. AES enables various tasks such as provisioning, configuring and managing multi-cloud connectivity for cloud edge users, colo users and SD-WAN service providers like Aryaka.

Users can share primary or secondary/object storage, such as Seagate Lyve Cloud, across public clouds and edge applications without incurring egress costs, the company says. AES also allows Machine Learning applications to be used at the edge, reducing traffic to public clouds and eliminating the need for expensive on-prem hardware.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Aarna Networks to validate cloud-native functions for AMCOP and future iterations of AES to continue to support operators in fueling 5G networks at scale on Red Hat OpenShift,” states Honoré LaBourdette, the VP of telco, media, entertainment and edge ecosystem at Red Hat.

Additionally, AES allows enterprises and operators to O-RAN workloads and 5G Core on the cloud edge with partners such as Capgemini Engineering, Keysight, Amantya Technologies and i2i Systems. Digital service providers use AES to deploy virtual or cloud-native network functions (VNF/CNF) such as routers, firewalls, SD-WAN, load balancers and more to enterprise customers.

According to Aarna, the platform also enables software-defined content delivery network (CDN) instances from partners such as picoNETS to improve rich media application performance. Aarna Networks’ Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) solution can be used to host cloud software such as Mirantis Kubernetes Engine and distributed databases like AnyLog for 5G networks.

“As the demand for applications that take advantage of modern networking technologies like 5G grows, it has become increasingly critical to make the management and operation of Edge infrastructure simpler. AES reduces the complexity and provides more intuitive tools for operators so that they can better serve application developers and ensure visibility of the entire infrastructure,” says Shaun O’Meara, the field CTO at Mirantis.

Earlier this year, Aarna Networks formed an alliance with PicoNets, an enterprise specializing in software-based CDNs. By combining the forces of PicoNets’ PicoCDN and Aarna Networks’ AMCOP, the two companies improved the effectiveness of their CDN. More specifically, data speeds improved 92.86 times with a 25-fold improvement in time to first byte (TTFB).

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