How 5G Will Redefine Cloud Computing, Reinvent Enterprise Communications

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From enabling edge computing to private networks for enterprise – 5G is set to redefine cloud computing and give life to innovative user experience for various business segments

Speaking at the Dell Tech Summit 2019 in Austin, Shekar Ayyar, EVP Strategy and Corporate Development & General Manager, Telco and Edge Cloud, VMware said that 5G will redefine the way we know cloud computing.

“5G or fifth generation wireless technology is going to be a catalyst for a number of industry disruptions that will transform our lives both as consumers as well as in workplace. At a very basic level – 5G is going to offer us orders of magnitude in larger bandwidth as well as data capacity for communication – upto 10 to maybe even 100 times the bandwidth that people are using today on their mobiles. This is going to get delivered over multiple simultaneous channels or slices to our mobile devices as well as to our IoT end-points.

In addition to this, 5G will redefine cloud computing as we know it today. It is going to become a much more distributed world – with distributed pools of infrastructure, capacity that are going to be resident at the edges of our networks – compared to what we have today, which is hyper-scale clouds concentrated on certain points across the globe,” he explained.

Digital Enterprise of the Future

5G will also power-up the digital enterprise of the future where innovative use cases will come to life and deliver unprecedented experiences to the user communities across multiple enterprise verticals.

“So if we put all this together, we are going to experience an unimaginable scale of data creation and consumption at end-points and IoT devices supported by this edge infrastructure. 5G is going to make industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, automotive and many others – to reinvent themselves,” he added.

“5G is going to enable a number of new edge clouds and these edge clouds are going to support a number of enterprise use cases that are then going to extend themselves also to things like Industrial IoT (IIoT) as well as how the telecom infrastructure supports these enterprise use cases,” Shekar explained.

Emergence of Private 5G

Private 5G communication can potentially drive in-campus connectivity for enterprise to enable next level of productivity and give life to a unique innovative work environment.

“One great example is Private 5G – this is the ability for having radio connectivity on campuses of companies like Dell – this can then bring us much better or higher order connectivity and potentially Wi-Fi so it can either enhance or compete with Wi-Fi. And we could have that delivered to us by a number of different telecom carriers.

The growth of these 5G services is going to rely on a multi-cloud infrastructure and this multi-cloud infrastructure with different types of cloud capacity underneath is going to require us to provide consistent, cohesive as well as secure management and orchestration across all these clouds – whether they are private clouds, public clouds, telco clouds or edge clouds,” he informed.

Speaking about the innovation that is happening within Dell Technologies, Shekar said that the company is driving innovation on enabling easily manageable infrastructure.

“At Dell Technologies we are innovating and creating easily manageable infrastructure to support this next generation of edge clouds. One example is a managed edge solution called Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center as a Service and this allows enterprise to get the benefit of edge computing without having the operational headache of managing infrastructure,” he explained.