IronCloud

Robin Cloud Native Platform

QCT, Rakuten Mobile and Robin.io Share the Vision of Driving Digital Transformation with 5G Cloud Native Networks

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

BareMetal as a Service (BaaS)

One-click deployment to scale RAN infrastructure anywhere through the IronCloud – Robin Cloud Native Platform with the following benefits.
  • Multi-vendor support for hardware configuration and life cycle management
  • Reduced time-to-market for deployment and Day 2 operations
  • Offers observability, monitoring and policy management at each step of the workflows

RAN as a Service (RaaS)

Telco CSPs can enjoy multiple benefits of the IronCloud – Robin Cloud Native Platform as RaaS enables the automation and orchestration of RAN deployments.
  • Significant reduction in RAN deployment time, from days/hours to minutes
  • Hardware and software disaggregation, reducing the CapEx by up to 40%
  • Hyper-automation, reducing the OpEx by up to 50%
  • Eases transition to CI/CD operational model to deliver faster time-to-market for 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

Deployment
Automation

How QCT and Robin enables MNOs to scale 5G deployments with automation of all aspects of software and hardware system and life cycle management of network functions, saving capital expenditures and improving efficiencies?
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Robin’s Cloud Native Platform and Multi-Data Center Automation Platform running on QCT servers, powered by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, introduce hyper automation of cloud native 5G

Highlights :
  • Robin Technologies Provide Managed Cloud Environments
  • QCT Cloud Native Optimized Servers
  • Tier 1 MNO Uses Robin and QCT to Build Cloud Native Mobile Network

Carrier-Grade Cloud Native Platform with Multi-Cluster Management

IronCloud-Robin Platform
Robin is a software platform for automating the deployment, scaling and life cycle management of enterprise and telco applications. Deploying the Robin Platform can help improve operators’ user experience by reducing their infrastructure and operational costs for telecommunication service delivery.
QCT Network Optimized Servers
QCT selects two best-fit servers from our comprehensive end-to-end telco product portfolio to integrate with Robin Cloud Native Platform, which serve as master and worker nodes respectively to deliver high performance as well as cost efficiency.
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 the orchestration role, handling the provision and management of hundreds of thousands of bare metal appliances.
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
  • Support up to 200GbE with PCIe x16 Networking bandwidth
  • 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

Networking

  • 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 Cascade Lake-SP 6330N (28 cores, 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 Cascade Lake-SP 6330N (28 cores, 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 Cascade Lake-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 Cascade Lake-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

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