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Nexcom and Telco collaborate on virtual edge services
- March 23, 2022
- Steve Rogerson
Massachusetts-based Telco Systems is working with Taiwanese firm Nexcom to rollout pre-installed 5G and IoT products for virtual edge services management.
Nexcom is a supplier of network appliances and Telco Systems a provider of edge compute products. Together, they have announced the availability of a commercial-ready option for small and home offices and mid-range businesses looking to run virtual workloads at the network edge.
Most business processes and services today run through the cloud. From work from home and data storage services to accessing company servers and sensitive data protection, these processes depend on edge devices that connect to the company’s network. To support new business models driven by digital transformation, IT teams need tools for deploying and running services and applications at the network edge, as well as simplifying management, security and maintenance of edge devices.
The joint offering is based on Nexcom’s DTA 1164W, a 5G-ready desktop uCPE, pre-installed with Telco Systems’ Edgility smart edge computing software. With support for 5G and IoT connectivity, this comes ready to support a wide range of cloud native deployments, while its flexible configuration adapts to dynamic IT environments.
The DTA 1164W uCPE can meet the requirements of small offices and mid-range enterprises. Its IO interface has eight Ethernet ports for physical network connectivity to multiple devices, together with an additional wireless router. This uCPE supports Wifi 5 and 6, 4G LTE, and high-speed 5G connectivity using the Thales Cinterion MV31-W IoT modem card, which can be operated and managed via Edgility.
“Based on our successful long-term partnership with Telco Systems, we are onboarding their edge compute software onto our 5G uCPE,” said Allan Chiu, vice president at Nexcom. “This market-ready solution with pre-installed software suits those of our customers who are seeking an easy-to-deploy product for automating edge device management for SD-WANs.”
Edgility provides enterprises with a toolset to deploy, manage and operate multiple virtual services and functions on up to thousands of edge devices at multiple sites. Zero-touch provisioning enables deploying new services or sites in a matter of minutes – rather than days – without the need for technical personnel on-site.
This smart edge computing platform comprises two components: Edgility OS, a high-performance and small footprint operating system; and Edgility Central, a cloud-based management and orchestration system.
“As small and medium-sized businesses move business services to the edge as part of their digital transformation initiatives, their IT teams must adapt on the fly to enable fast deployment of new virtual workloads,” said Ariel Efrati, CEO of Telco Systems. “Our joint offering with Nexcom offers businesses an agile, cost-efficient solution to simplify the deployment and management of edge devices while reducing operational costs.
Telco Systems provides communications software products for edge computing and enterprise networks. It enables global enterprises, communications service providers and system integrators to build and operate virtual networks, with edge devices and application schemes.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Taipei, Nexcom operates six global businesses, including a network and communications unit that focuses on network technology and helps build reliable network infrastructure by delivering professional design and manufacturing services all over the world.