Technology vendor Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), has announced the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management initiative, a new open source programme that will simplify the management of large-scale geographically distributed physical infrastructure deployments.
HPE will also introduce an enterprise offering, the HPE Open Distributed Infrastructure Management Resource Aggregator that is aligned with the initiative, the company said.
Open Distributed Infrastructure Management helps resolve the complexity that telcos face in rolling out 5G networks across thousands of sites equipped with IT infrastructure from multiple vendors and different generations of technology.
The new initiative underlines HPE’s continued focus in open 5G technologies and commitment to accelerating industry alignment through open source innovation.
“5G and Edge Computing industry initiatives will require large-scale and geographically distributed multi-vendor infrastructure deployments that can only be cost effectively realised with infrastructure-as-code automation,” said Claus Pedersen, vice president, Telco Infrastructure Solutions at HPE. “The Open Distributed Infrastructure Management initiative tackles network scalability challenges and the costs associated with vendor lock-in by enabling multi-vendor infrastructure deployments, the centralised deployment of standards-based fault and configuration management, and the aggregation of resource-specific status information.”
Working with partners, HPE’s 5G portfolio promises to unleash the potential of 5G at the network core, at the edge, and in the enterprise. This initiative is being launched in collaboration with Intel and with support from key industry leaders including AMI, Apstra, Red Hat, Tech Mahindra and World Wide Technology.
Dan Rodriguez, Corporate VP and GM of Intel’s Network Platforms Group, said Iifrastructure management and orchestration can benefit from common open source building blocks including APIs and data models. “The ODIM initiative builds upon the work we have done with HPE on top of Redfish and will ultimately help communications service providers and enterprises discover and unleash the full potential of the underlying technologies in their distributed deployments,” he said.
HPE alongside Intel plans to initiate an open source project under the Linux Foundation to further develop the initiative in conjunction with ecosystem partners to enable end-to-end automated management of networks.