Robin.io helps telecom operators accelerate the roll out and simplify management of 5G services with its hyperconverged cloud-native Kubernetes platform deployed at scale.
It helps run some of the most complex data and network-intensive applications and is the first to have a live-in production 5G deployment on an end-to-end Cloud native platform.
Robin solutions provide an enhanced Kubernetes Cloud Native Platform (CNP), an application-aware telco grade Kubernetes platform, and a Multi Data Center Automation Platform (MDCAP), an end-to-end orchestrator, simplifying deployments and life cycle operations from baremetal to services.
While its products exemplify a rich set of capabilities, they excel with unprecedented ease of use, reducing service deployment, iteration and lifecycle management times. While Robin.io helps customers on their container-based cloud-native journey, it also extends their existing investments bringing forward legacy VMs and appliances in a way that allows them to use their existing applications and automation executors, directed by Robin.
Robin.io delivers it in a package that unifies Cloud Native Function (CNF), Virtual Network Function (VNF) and Physical Network Function (PNF) resources and workflows with 1-click onboarding and lifecycle automation.
How is Robin’s work aiding and enabling 5G deployment?
Robin’s MDCAP and CNP make integration, testing, deployment, and lifecycle management easier. The solutions facilitate rapid scaling of operations, including provisioning bare metal servers, containers, VMs and legacy appliances on a single cloud-native platform. Robin’s products streamline operations processes, reducing time to outcome, harmonizing multiple generations of services, enabling operators to best use both new and incumbent assets.
Why do telcos need to utilizeCNP and MDCAP?
As the industry moves to the next phases of the 5G rollout, operators face the need to deliver a greater number of new services, with increased speed, lower latency and strict Quality of Service (QoS), over more endpoints than ever before.
Without hyper automation, telcos would have to increase the staff needed to constantly monitor and adjust their network. When you consider the fact that there will be 670 million connections to 5G networks in 2021, the implications are clear. Cloud native technology is essential for telcos and operators, as they need to be responsive to market fluctuations and competitors as they look to roll-out and iterate services rapidly. As 5G services increase, the ability to innovate and scale operations is paramount.
What successes has Robin achieved so far?
With a leading MNO, Robin has ushered in a new era by enabling the industry’s first telecom operator to deliver a 100 percent cloud-native architecture, deploying 5G and edge services. Robin runs the entire 5G stack, Open RAN, Core and MEC for that telco, along with many 4G functions, all on containers with Robin’s CNP & MDCAP. As a result, Robin is the first and only cloud-native platform running a live and in production end-to-end 5G network. Being the first, Robin created an exciting opportunity for telcos, enabling them to press fast forward on deploying 5G services and create new revenue opportunities quicker than they could before.
This partnership has involved working alongside many ecosystem partners and leading vendors in the space, allowing us to further develop our expertise to rapidly onboard new services in a way that streamlines operations.
Booking growth for Robin is currently surpassing 680 percent quarter-over-quarter when comparing the same quarter last year, as operators are recognizing the importance of cloud-native automation. With dozens of new ecosystem partnerships with hardware OEMs, Technology providers and networking software companies over the last year, we are experiencing rapid growth, thanks to the accelerating pace of the 5G rollout and the subsequent adoption of Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies.
What does the future look like for Robin?
Leading operators are planning to extend their partnerships with Robin, working together to bring the next generation of mobile infrastructure. Through this collaboration, Robin.io fine-tuned the platform and onboarded a broad spectrum of workloads from other partners looking to collaborate. Partnerships with those spanning the entire landscape, from hardware vendors to edge application vendors, means that operators can onboard services quickly, with fewer integration and operational efforts.
Currently, implementation of Robin’s CNP and MDCAP has the potential to result in a 40 percent reduction in Opex, scalable orchestration & automation for RAN and Core, and a 50 percent reduction in Capex by enabling OpenRAN and Core on commercial hardware.
It does so while reducing deployment timelines by 80 percent. Robin.io is working actively to further decrease costs for operators, as well as develop our work in areas like network slicingand AI-driven automation.