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Kaloom Collaborates with Red Hat to Deliver on Unified Edge Vision
In collaboration with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, Kaloom announced the official availability of its Unified Edge solution, ideally suited for distributed edge computing. The solution integrates Red Hat OpenShift with Kaloom's Unified Edge Fabric deployed on P4-programmable hardware platforms. The solution allows network, compute and storage nodes to share the same underlying container-based execution environment, simplifying complex next-generation networks and accelerating transformation from virtualized to containerized infrastructure.

The combination of Kaloom's Unified Edge Fabric and Red Hat OpenShift create the Unified Edge solution to help break silos at all levels for achieving low latency and high throughput in delivering differentiated application services for the edge. Kaloom's Unified Edge Fabric provides high-performance connectivity amongst network equipment, storage, compute, and application servers. Red Hat OpenShift, the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, offers higher levels of precision in resource use to provide network and application services at the edge with a small footprint.

The solution includes these capabilities:

  • Multi tenancy through vFabric based slicing, supporting hardware/port level security
  • Embedded Layer 2 and Layer 3 functions such as vSwitch, vRouter, VxLAN
  • Ability to run virtualized/VM based network functions (VNF) and applications using OpenShift Virtualization with support for multiple networks via secondary network interfaces.
  • Sophisticated services chaining to improve overall networking efficiency.
  • Support for hybrid 4G and 5G infrastructures with cloud-native/containerized network functions (CNFs).
  • Option to deploy Kaloom's high performance, scalable, low latency cloud-native solution for 5G user plane function (UPF) with proven interoperability with industry leading 5G Core Access and Mobility Function/Session Management Function (AMF/SMF) vendors. Third party UPFs are also supported.
  • Proven interoperability with leading network management and orchestration systems through northbound interfaces based on consolidated industry standards. 
  • Consolidated service and network visibility provided by a combination of Prometheus and Postcard based in-band telemetry.  

"In collaboration with Red Hat, we are excited to deliver on our shared vision and promise of Unified Edge. Our integrated solution solidifies the Kaloom Unified Edge Fabric for edge data centers based on open, containerized networking principles with Red Hat OpenShift as the basis of a unified solution for network, compute and storage," said Laurent Marchand, Kaloom CEO.

"Red Hat's deep collaboration in open-source communities and with partners like Kaloom demonstrates our commitment to enabling an automated, unified approach to transform networking capabilities and accelerate cloud-native innovation based on open standards. Kaloom's Unified Edge solution built on Red Hat OpenShift helps to address the unique challenges facing our customers as they migrate from virtualized to containerized infrastructure and application services, supporting a modern, more agile business model for service providers from the edge to the core to the cloud."  Honor√© LaBourdette, Vice President, Industry Verticals & Edge, Telecom, Media and Entertainment, Red Hat. 


The Unified Edge solution is currently being evaluated/deployed by a number of service provider customers and solution/system integrator partners. The latest version will be available in early Q3, 2022.

Published Thursday, May 05, 2022 9:54 AM by David Marshall
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