Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a 5G software solution that adds integrated automated management to HPE’s existing 5G portfolio.
The solution includes HPE 5G Automated Assurance and a new 5G capability for HPE Service Director, which together simplify the management of 5G networks and reduce deployment risks through a zero-touch, closed-loop system.
The automation software monitors and orchestrates the network functions, infrastructure, slices and services, automatically acting on issues detected to secure service continuity. The software is pre-integrated with HPE’s open 5G solutions, including the HPE 5G Core Stack, as well as leveraging open-source technologies and offering open APIs to integrate with multi-vendor deployments.
HPE’s 5G automation software reduces the risk of managing a multi-vendor 5G network, providing automation capabilities that span from infrastructure management to slice automation, utilizing open and secure software components.
Operators can deploy the 5G automation solution in compliance with standards such as ETSI and 3GPP, combining automated assurance with orchestration to enable a full zero-touch closed-loop process. Whenever new network functions, slices and services are deployed, it automatically engages monitoring which detects service degradations and automatically triggers the repair, scaling or optimization of the infrastructure and services.
The software is pre-integrated with the HPE 5G Core Stack, and integrates with multi-vendor network functions (NFs) from HPE and partners. Integration and testing with both HPE and partner’s NFs is being performed at HPE’s 5G Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado.
“HPE has developed fully integrated automation capabilities that de-risk 5G deployments and maximize business return for network operators,” said Domenico Convertino, VP of Product Management, HPE Communications Technology Group.
The new 5G automation solution brings intent-based orchestration with a new 5G capability for HPE Service Director and provides AI/ML-driven assurance with a new product, HPE 5G Automated Assurance.
The 5G capability for HPE Service Director and HPE 5G Automated Assurance will be available globally in October 2021.