AirFrame data center
Adapt to any cloud-based application
The acceleration of telco and IT convergence and the need to support a diverse range of demanding applications requires an innovative solution that takes all the benefits from the IT and open source domains to create a scalable and distributed cloud-based architecture.
More and more services, including 5G need network functionalities and capabilities located at the most efficient point within a network. This is necessary in order to address strict latency constraints and to process huge data demands that will be critical in delivering services with real-time responsiveness.
Network architectures need a re-think, with layered and distributed network topologies containing optimized hardware to deliver unparalleled performance and the greatest flexibility.
Nokia AirFrame data center solution is designed for running demanding virtualized and cloud-native software workloads. Security of the hardware and firmware is uncompromised and fulfills increased privacy and security needs for carrier grade networks. Enhancements including advanced packet, crypto, GPU and workload-specific FPGA acceleration make AirFrame to perform better than any traditional IT servers.
Features and benefits
High performing applications
Deliver telco applications that demand low latency and high throughput
Deploy state-of-the-art data center components that support open and interoperable cloud solutions
Compliant and compatible
Utilize fully IT compliant hardware able to run the most common IT cloud applications in parallel with telco
Deploy flexible and innovative data centers that can be strategically located at locations that matter most
AirFrame data center solution elements
The Nokia AirFrame data center solution gives operators all the benefits and flexibility to build compact and efficient cloud computing data center that meet both Telco and IT requirements.
Nokia Data center solution is complemented with OPNFV compatible, OpenStack and Container distribution.
Nokia data center solution provides solution from far edge to central data centers with common automation and managements system with needed workflow tools.
Nokia AirFrame Rackmount server
Nokia AirFrame Rackmount is a high-performance, energy-efficient 2-socket solution for the heavy workload data centers.
The latest generation Intel Xeon scalable processors maximize platform’s speed and crucial computing performance. Utilizes the latest NVMe SSDs in a wide range of forms to minimize energy use and to deliver the fastest bandwidth, higher IOPS and lower latency.
Complete portfolio of servers, storage, networking, accelerators and commodities help communication service providers quickly move to the cloud-defined data center. With a native support for Nokia Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and Cloud Native Network Functions (CNFs), Nokia AirFrame Rackmount is a very important building block of 5G network deployments.
Nokia AirFrame Open Edge server
The Nokia AirFrame Open Edge server is an x86 solution built and tailored to fully support edge and far-edge cloud deployments.
The ultra-small footprint solution is complemented with a real-time, container distribution which is OPNFV compatible and built to provide the performance and low latency required by solutions like Cloud RAN and 5G.
Leading the work on OCP’s openEDGE specification, Nokia has developed leading formats for edge data centers, inspiring a competitive market that benefits both CSPs and enterprises.
AirFrame Open Edge server is fundamental to distributing computing capacity in the network and driving the Edge cloud implementation for virtual RAN and MEC solutions.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 - 8.x,
- Red Hat OpenStack Platform for Compute 14.0 - 14.x and 13.0 – 13.x,
- Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.3 - 3.x,
- Red Hat OpenShift (OCP) 4.4
- Wind River Cloud platform 19.12
- Wind River Titanium Cloud
- Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
- Oracle Linux 7.x
- VMWare ESXi 7.0,
- vSphere 6.7
- Windows Server 2019,
- Windows Server 2016 & 2012 (R2)
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AirFrame Fronthaul Gateway
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AirFrame Open Edge Server
Data center solution designed for edge
AirFrame Rackmount server
Meet growing data center demands and maximize computing performance
Edge Automation Tool
Streamline edge infrastructure planning, deployment and operations by implementing workload-agnostic edge automation
Service Enablement Platform
Open RAN compliant programmability and AI/ML-based innovation