Logicalis, IBM Digitalize Telecommunication Processes
Early forecasts anticipate the accelerated adoption of private 5G networks, thereby requiring internet and communications service providers to orchestrate and manage multiple networks. To meet this demand, Logicalis and IBM have partnered to create a hybrid cloud solution that will enable clients to administer their network services from a single framework, off and on premise.
“As a solution provider focused on the digital transformation of our clients, we have recognized the opportunity to support them through this new opportunity, guaranteeing scalability, security and flexibility. Modern network infrastructures based on 5G technologies will be the foundation of any digital business”, said Rodrigo Parreira, CEO, Logicalis Latin America.
Utilizing 5G enabled edge computing, which 91 percent of high-performance communications service providers (CPUs) expect will outperform their current financial expectations in five years, according to a survey by the Institute for Business Value. This is substantiated by findings that indicate that 76 percent of manufactures across four countries plan to adopt private 5G networks by 2024, according to a study by Accedian. Not to be left be left behind is Mexico’s manufacturing hub, representing over 600,000 manufacturing companies.
To capitalize from this market potential, CPUs need to foster the digitalization of their processes to meet market demand without compromising their data, latency and overall service performance. Logicalis and IBM’s hybrid cloud framework was designed to simplify the management of IT, network infrastructure, performance and critical workloads across premises and clouds, if necessary. Collectively, this will allow CPUs to support the volume and range of data-driven operations their networks will be expected to perform.
IBM will supplement the added value of this framework through its AI-powered automation and network software solutions, such as IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps, IBM SevOne Network Performance Management and IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation. These tools will act as a means of facilitating network automation, orchestration and performance to drive future growth, improve efficiency and customer experience. Together, both companies will leverage their strengths to solve impending and complex problems without forcing CPUs to build a framework from scratch.
“This collaboration will allow us to help customers harness the potential of 5G and edge computing, which are rapidly redefining the way companies create connected services to improve their operations and business offerings," said Joaquim Campos, Vice President of Cloud and Data Platform, IBM Latin America.