Rajesh Gadiyar, Intel Corporation, and Partha Seetala, Robin.io
Building and running 5G Disaggregated RAN, 5G Core network functions, and Edge applications are increasingly following cloud native approach with containerization and Kubernetes orchestration. Kubernetes is not new for Enterprise Industry and has mature observability tools that extract metrics, logs, and traces across multiple layers of Cloud native stacks and provide visibility. ‘Service Assurance’ term is used by communication providers to observe the state of the entire system, analyze the state, and take any closed loop actions to satisfy the service level experience to their end users. Service Assurance, though it has many parallels with observability frameworks, needs to take few steps further due to these considerations – Distributed computing & networking across thousands of Edge & cloud locations, a higher number of network elements that constitute a service, and the need for near real-time analysis & associated closed loop actions. Hence the belief is that service assurance in Cloud native world shall include enhanced cloud native observability and AI frameworks and analytics applications for various use cases.
In this talk, we will explore few service assurance use cases, cloud native observability frameworks, 5G service assurance requirements & considerations. We will also explore at least one cloud native service assurance framework that addresses both applications and 5G network service assurance requirements.
This talk will be presented by Rajesh Gadiyar, VP, Data Platforms Group & CTO, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, and Partha Seetala, Founder & CEO of Robin.io.