Significance of Cloud- Native Service in Telecom Industry

By Telecom Tech Outlook | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cloud-native service is the trending term which has intrigued the service providers within the telecom industry. It is an opportunity for them to embrace the technology and catapult themselves into the digital age with technological advancements such as cloud nativeness, 5G, and virtualization. Cloud native service comprises the technology used and the strategy design aspect that define the direction in which the companies want to stride. To develop a robust cloud-n  ative strategy enterprise must analyze the following.

Beef up Microservices for Consistent Quality 

Microservices are set of autonomous and loosely coupled services that are self-contained. They have their own data models, functions, and repository which are accessible only through their own APIs. Microservices enable enterprises to breakdown applications into core functions which can be search, product catalog, customer rating, and recommendations. The burgeoning microservices is a result of user’s expectations of flexible and consistent services across all devices, which involves huge demand for modular and scalable cloud-based architecture.

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Utilize Containers For Peak Services

Telecom service providers can utilize containers to uplift their service standards. Containers are the frameworks that are used to run individual microservices. They store software codes that can be can be run simultaneously over different runtime environments such as testing, production, and integration. Microservices are made portable using containers which can be created or deleted dynamically. It leverages enterprises to scale up the performance by treating the bottlenecks and predicting outcomes. Being open-source makes containers an essential part of the cloud architecture and permits them to be deployed on any cloud without impacting the virtual server.

Integrate 5G

Telecom industry must integrate the 5G technology with its existing cloud architecture to treat the bottleneck of high latency. The higher bandwidth of 5G network provides faster data transmission, improving the real-time characteristics of the cloud-nativeness. An agile network enables enterprises to save power consumption, enhance network efficiency, and reduce latency.

Embrace Network Virtualization

Resource optimization is a must for all and network virtualization is the key to the same. It allows enterprises to optimize their hardware, allocate their resources according to the traffic demand. The existing hardware is virtualized by software to utilize the resource and multiple operations can be deployed over the same hardware at the same time. Coupling the network with 5G technology will boost the overall efficiency of the workflow.