Inspur Information Showcases Multiple Edge Computing Servers at MWC Shanghai 2021
23 February 2021
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb, 23rd, 2021 – Inspur Information, a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider, is showcasing its flagship AI servers and portfolio of edge computing servers at the 2021 Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai, which is being held from February 23-25. Inspur teamed up with IT providers, telecommunication companies and other global partners to explore cutting-edge topics such as the establishment of a global, open edge computing ecosystem, and AI and 5G device applications.
Edge computing to power multiple scenario applications
As global digital transformation continues to ramp up, emerging technologies such as 5G and AI are reshaping social and economic development. The AI application framework of“cloud-edge-end” collaboration and the development of 5G core network applications are accelerating the shift of computing power from the data center to the edge of the network, leading to explosive growth in demand for edge computing and application solutions. Market research firm IDC predicts that by 2025, the number of connected devices will increase to 150 billion globally and by 2023, more than 50 percent of new enterprise infrastructure deployed will be at the edge, up from10 percent in 2020.
Inspur has expanded its edge computing portfolio, targeting seven key areas:
- ICT (Information Communication Technology)
- Pan-CDN (Content Delivery Network)
- Connected vehicles
- Industrial Internet
- Industry + AI
- Urban governance
- Connected devices
Inspur has developed a portfolio of four products -- edge computing micro-data center, edge computing server, portable AI server, and smart computing micro-server to support the unique demands of edge computing power in these different scenarios.
Supporting the global telecom market through products designed to accelerate 5G transformation
According to the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), 62 telecom operators have commercialized 5G networks in 32 countries/regions by the first quarter of 2020. The number of 5G subscribers worldwide is expected to reach 1.7 billion in 2025.
For 5G mobile devices, computing and storage capabilities rely heavily on the implementation of new ICT technologies at the cloud edge. As operators are facing enormous demands and challenges for network transformation, sophisticated cloud/edge cloud computing is required to deliver multi-scenario and high-quality user experiences. At the same time, telecom data center networks are becoming increasingly complex in the 5G era. Operators need to optimize resource allocation and improve utilization rates to support the operation of diversified applications and services.
Armed with deep experience and industry insights, Inspur has developed partnerships with telecom giants across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Leveraging its rich products portfolio, which includes dual-socket, 4-socket servers and storage servers, as well as its strong supply chain and joint development manufacturer (JDM)
model, Inspur is committed to helping global telecom operators build IT infrastructure for the 5G era. Inspur delivers customized products that are aligned with operators’ specific needs in the shortest time possible and in a cost-effective way.
Spearheading open compute standards for win-win outcomes
Driven by the development of 5G and AI, edge computing is being applied to an increasingly wide range of applications. In order to achieve greater computing agility and flexibility, it is essential to establish open standards for cross-hardware architecture development, deployment, and operation of edge computing servers.
As a joint member of the Open Compute Project (OCP) and Open Data Center Committee (ODCC), Inspur actively participates in OpenEdge and Open Telecom IT Infrastructure (OTII) projects and spearheads the establishment of edge computing standards for the telecom industry. In addition, Inspur supports open standards in its product development. For example, Inspur NE5260M5 is the industry’s first OTII standard-based edge server. Through the provision of server technology solutions and prototype products featuring in-depth customization, open standards, and unified regulations, Inspur is committed to improving the openness of edge computing systems by enhancing resource utilization rates and lowering the time required for deployment, operation and maintenance.
“We will continue to introduce top-performing edge server products and technologies that address our users’ needs,” said Sun Bo, general manager of Inspur’s Edge Computing Division. ”We also hope to work with different technology partners in fields such as chips, systems, applications, algorithms, and modules as part of our efforts to establish a unified standard and a shared ecosystem while promoting the openness and integration of the edge computing industry.”