ADLINK, a leading provider of Edge Computing solutions, today announced its membership as a Supplier Member of the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC). ADLINK will focus on contribution and collaboration with the Open Telecom IT Infrastructure (OTII) Project governed by the ODCC. By joining the ODCC, ADLINK will continue to play an increasingly important role in influential industry consortia and work together on advanced, open architecture business initiatives with its broad range of strategic ecosystem partners.
Initially co-sponsored by leading enterprises and institutions including Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, China Telecom, China Mobile, CAICT (the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology) and Intel, ODCC focuses on integrating the results of cutting-edge research in the data center domain such as integrated servers, data center infrastructure and open networks, aiming to create an open data center platform and promote industry development and standardization. The operator-led OTII Project was initiated in November 2017 under the Server Working Group of the ODCC, with a goal of driving the transformation of telecom network infrastructure and operator business models by promoting open standards based, next-generation server technologies, solutions and reference designs.
“Today, telecom operators are driving the network transformation by leveraging network disaggregation, white box economics, open source software and software-defined standards. Especially against the backdrop of fast increasing demand for Edge Computing in the era of 5G, the network transformation significantly raises the bar for servers in terms of real-time capability, reliability and serviceability. Since its inception, the OTII has been instrumental in facilitating the development of open standards based Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) solutions for the whole ecosystem of the telecom industry, opening up enormous business opportunities for new services,” said Julian Ye, ADLINK director for networking and communications. “We are very excited to join and contribute to the ODCC, as we are able to leverage the OTII’s community resources and reference designs to develop next-generation network solutions, enabling infrastructure for fast time-to-revenue while lowering both CapEx and OpEx for 5G Edge deployment. For example, ADLINK’s new 2U/1U Edge Computing servers MECS-7210 and MECS-6110 will be among the first platforms to fully comply with the guidelines and standards of the OTII. The two platforms are designed to meet the requirements of ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and real-time access to radio networks, and help our customers realize huge business potential from a vast array of applications, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, augmented and virtual reality, predictive and real-time analytics, ultra-high-definition (UHD) video, blockchain and cyber security. Our ultimate goal is to bring ADLINK’s innovation and unique value proposition to profoundly facilitate the ongoing network transformation,” concluded Ye.
By leveraging more than 20 years of expertise in developing highly reliable and available embedded computing systems, ADLINK is a premier supplier of extensive, cost-effective COTS, as well as fast time-to-market ODM solutions to worldwide tier-one TEMs and network security integrators, leveraging its Open Compute Carrier-grade Edge Reference Architecture (OCCERA) solutions to develop next-generation networking and communications platforms. ADLINK has also been an active contributor to other leading industry consortia including the Open Compute Project (OCP) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). ADLINK offers design services in every major geographic region, benefiting customers with increased responsiveness, short delivery lead-time and ease of doing business. ADLINK ensures best practices in product obsolescence and lifecycle management by leveraging its long-standing strategic partnerships with major processor and software vendors.
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