Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

An edge-cloud architecture - China Unicom case study

China Unicom, a world leading telco, has deployed one of the first edge-cloud solution in Tianjin (China). Its edge-cloud infrastructure with low-latency and high performance network is a proven architecture for telco’s 5G network transformation. In this solution, China Unicom demonstrated a full-stack integrated architecture from data center infrastructure, resource management, orchestration to edge applications. These includes VR interactive video, broadcasting, Edge CDN, AI-based security monitoring, and MEC-based (Multi-Access Edge Computing) multi-angle live video and broadcaster interaction service with Mercedes-Benz.

 In this session, we will share our experience in edge-cloud deployment. We will present the OpenStack-based edge-cloud architecture, its hardware configuration, applications and the MEC design. We will also discuss the gaps of OpenStack for edge use cases and the needs for hardware accelerator devices (e.g. FPGA, GPU) as well as NFV requirements.

What can I expect to learn?

OpenStack basics

Edge computing specific requirements

NFV architecture


Thursday, May 24, 2:40pm-3:20pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Intel Corporation
Jianfeng Ding is engineering manager of Intel to lead OpenStack community development, as part of Intel Opensource Technology Center(OTC). His team and himself are foucsing on cloud software development, like OpenStack and Edge Computing projects. FULL PROFILE
China Unicom
Dan Chen, Ph.D, Senior Engineer. She received the B.S. degree in information science and engineering from Shandong University, Shandong, China, in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree in information and communication engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications(BUPT), Beijing, China, in 2012. From 2010 to 2011, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia,... FULL PROFILE