ARM has revealed its vision for transforming the network infrastructure to meet the demands of content-rich mobile experiences and IoT-based services. ARM is working with various partners in order to deliver operators and service providers with a new approach for an Intelligent Flexible Cloud (IFC) environment. IFC will bring together various platforms based on diverse, scalable, highly-integrated system-on-chips with heterogeneous compute capabilities supported by a common layer of enabling software and distributed network intelligence.
The IFC is build using multiple technologies like Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), which combined with distributed intelligence. A research brief on IFC, “Bringing Intelligence to the Cloud Edge” by Moor Insights and Strategy was made available in February 25, 2015. Additionally, a whitepaper from ARM outlining new enabling technology standards, heterogeneous system on chip (SoC) architectures, and the benefits of distributing intelligence towards the network edge is available to download on the ARM Connected Community.
Speaking about the same, Charlene Marini, vice president, segment marketing, ARM, said, “The underlying network infrastructure that supports our mobile and connected world is undergoing a dramatic shift. The scalability of ARM technology, combined with the networking systems expertise of our partners is increasing node intelligence and configurability, laying a new foundation for software-defined functions and applications. The move to the ARM architecture is underway, enabling new possibilities for an intelligent flexible cloud from device to data center.”
ARM and ARM ecosystem silicon vendors will be demonstrating multiple platforms highlighting IFC concepts at MWC 2015.