IronCloud

Robin Cloud Native Platform

To learn more, please refer to
  1. QCT’s Infrastructure of the Future Supports Rakuten Mobile’s World-First Fully Virtualized Cloud Native Mobile Network
  2. Robin, QCT Aid MNOs in Cloud Native 5G Evolution
  3. Pave the Way for Digital Transformation with 5G Rollout
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Lifecycle management and automation are keys to reducing 5G infrastructure and operation costs,” said Mike Yang, president of QCT. “By partnering with Robin.io and Intel, we have created an automated cloud-native platform, IronCloud, for our mutual customers to boost 5G application time-to-market.

Mike Yang, president of QCT

By collaborating with the Intel Network Builders ecosystem, including Robin.io and QCT, our partners are creating optimized, performant and automated solutions that accelerate the path to cloud-native for 5G,” stated Keate Despain, Intel Network Builders and Ecosystem Programs Director. “The IronCloud-Robin Cloud Platform is a solution that will enable companies to deliver an end-to-end cloud native platform and a 5G service delivery network at cost savings.

Keate Despain, Intel Network Builders and Ecosystem Programs Director

Cloud-Native technology has proven benefits for 5G economics,” said Partha Seetala, CEO and founder of Robin.io. “With close partnerships with QCT and Intel, we have delivered a production ready open and extensible platform for deployment and life cycle management. It’s an entire Telco Network Stack, with both CNFs and VNFs, that offers industry leading TCO.

Partha Seetala, CEO and founder of Robin.io

With the support of our industry-leading global partners, including QCT, Rakuten Mobile is changing the way mobile networks are designed and operated, QCT’s experience in designing and customizing cloud-native infrastructure and expertise in integration and service have helped us achieve this successful network transformation. ”. – Tareq Amin, Chief Technology Officer of Rakuten Mobile, Inc

Tareq Amin, Chief Technology Officer of Rakuten Mobile, Inc

Baremetal as a Service (BaaS)

One click deployment to scale RAN infrastructure anywhere through IronCloud – Robin cloud native platform with below benefits.
  • Multi-vendor support for hardware configuration and Life cycle management
  • Reduced time to market for deployment and Day 2 operations
  • Observability, monitoring and policy management at each step of the workflows

RAN as a Service (RaaS)

Telco CSPs will have below benefits when adopting automation and orchestration of IronCloud – Robin cloud native platform by providing RaaS for RAN deployments.
  • Significant reduction in RAN deployment time, from days/hours to minutes
  • Hardware and software disaggregation, driving CapEx reductions of up to 40%
  • Hyper-automation, driving OpEx reductions of up to 50%
  • Eases transition to CI/CD operational model for faster time-to-market of new services

Key Features of IronCloud – Robin Cloud Native Platform

End-to End Orchestration

Carrier-Grade Networking

App-aware Compute & Storage

Highly-available Kubernetes Clusters

Automating
Deployment

Carrier-Grade Cloud Native Platform with Multi-Cluster Management

IronCloud-Robin Platform
Robin is a software platform for automating deployment, scaling and life cycle management of enterprise and telco applications. With Robin platform deployment, it could improve operator’s user experience and reduce infrastructure and operational costs of telco and service delivery applications.
QCT Network Optimized Server
QCT has comprehensive end-to-end telco product portfolio from data center to the edge. We choose the best-fit two servers to integrate with Robin cloud native platform that play different roles – master and worker offering not only cost-effective but also powerful performance.
Cloud Native Platform (CNP)
Robin’s cloud native platform combines app-aware storage, virtual networking, and application workflow automation to enable enterprises to deploy and manage complex, data- and network-intensive applications with an “as-a-service” experience anywhere in the cloud.
Multi Data Center Automation Platform (MDCAP)
Robin’s multi data center automation platform plays orchestration role that provision and manage hundreds of thousands bare metal.
Chassis intrusion mechanism implemented to alter and log abnormal chassis open events
OCP 3.0 SFF Mezz card optimized for Pull-Tab, Ejector and Internal lock types
Enhanced serviceability with tool-less, hot-swap designs (HDD, SSD, fan, PSU, PCIe riser bracket)
  • 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon Scalable Processor
  • AI acceleration optimized, up to 3 x Tesla T4 GPU support in 1U system
  • 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon Scalable Processor
  • Ultimate resilience and scalability with up to 10x PCIe 4.0 expansions
  • Support All 24x NVMe flash drives as hot tier storage, targeting HPC and enterprise workloads.

3rd Gen Intel® Xeon Scalable Processor Key Features for Network Optimized

‘’Network Optimized’’

Performance

  • Support up to 40 CPU cores, PCIe Gen 4 , 8 Channel DDR4 memory and Intel® Optane™ Memory 200 series
  • Gen to Gen performance increase of up to 50%
  • Support up to 200GbE networking bandwidth with PCIe Gen4 x16

Workload Specialized

  • N Sku : Optimized for dynamic density VMs with additional headroom for higher subscribe capacity. NFV SKUs also feature speed select profiles with configurable priority based on the kind of workloads that are running.
  • T Sku : NEBS-friendly SKUs

Performance

  • Support up to 200GbE networking bandwidth with PCIe Gen4 x16
  • Intel® Quick Assist Technology built-in CPU to enhance security and compression performance for applications
  • Upgrade Data Protection with Intel SGX, Intel® Crypto Acceleration, and PFR (optional)
Node Qty : 3
  • CPU : (2) intel Icelake-SP 6330N (28 core, 2.2GHz)
  • Memory : (16) 32GB DDR4 2933MHz
  • M.2 : (1) Intel 1TB PCIE Gen3 X4, 110mm
  • SSD : (6) Intel S4610 SATAIII, 1.92TB
  • NIC :  (2) 25Gb NIC card, 2 ports  ; (1) 100Gb NIC card, 1 port
Node Qty : 3
  • CPU : (2) intel Icelake-SP 6330N (28 core, 2.2GHz)
  • Memory : (16) 32GB DDR4 2933MHz
  • M.2 : (1) Intel 1TB PCIE Gen3 X4, 110mm
  • SSD : (6) Intel S4610 SATAIII, 3.84TB
  • NIC :  (2) 25Gb NIC card, 2 ports  ; (1) 100Gb NIC card, 1 port
Node Qty : 1
  • (48) 10/100/1000BAE – T ports
  • (4)   1/10Gbe SFP+ ports
Node Qty : 2
  • (48)  25G SFP28 ports
  • (8)  100G QSFP28 ports
Node Qty : 3
  • CPU : (2) intel CascadeLake-SP 6252N (24 cores, 2.3GHz)
  • Memory : (6) 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
  • SSD : (1) SATAIII SSD, 480GB
              (1) SATAIII SSD, 960GB
  • NIC :  (1) Intel XXV710 PCIe 25Gbe, 2 ports
Node Qty : 3
  • CPU : (2) intel CascadeLake-SP 6252N (24 cores, 2.3GHz)
  • Memory : (12) 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
  • SSD : (1) SATAIII SSD, 480GB
              (1) SATAIII SSD, 960GB
  • NIC :  (2) Intel XXV710 PCIe 25Gbe, 2 ports
Node Qty : 1
  • (48) 10/100/1000BAE – T ports
  • (4)   1/10Gbe SFP+ ports
Node Qty : 2
  • (48)  25G SFP28 ports
  • (8)  100G QSFP28 ports

Product Offering

D53XQ-2U Data sheet & D53X-1U Data sheet (EN)
Robin + QCT CDN LightReading Webinar (EN)
IronCloud-Robin Cloud Platform Solution Brief(Intel network builder paper development (EN)

Press Release