The promise of tomorrow is here today. Digital Transformation is taking shape at a rapid pace due to the advancements in all facets of technology. One of the key facets is 5G and the use cases that it enables. End-user expectations are high given the new use cases related to gaming, high-bandwidth video and IoT derived interactions. However, 5G End-to-End (E2E) solutions are complex and include multiple technologies as illustrated below.
The networks, applications, devices, services, workflows, and workloads require a level of interoperability that was not required in years past. Network Operators are tasked to automate network slices that deliver guaranteed services to endpoints and applications that are continuously evolving. Add cybersecurity and privacy regulations to the equation and one can understand why automated, test environments are required to test functionality, security, and performance.
Secure and Fast Solution
In order to address this challenge, Quali has partnered with Accedian and Cavirin to showcase a 5G Environment as a Service (EaaS) ‘Secure and Fast’ solution. Quali’s CloudShell Pro along with Cavirin’s CyberPosture Intelligence and Accedian’s SkyLIGHT PVX provides a security and performance score for the 5G E2E infrastructure. This score provides network operators an understanding of how well they are able to deliver Quality of Experience and Quality of Service to their customers.
CloudShell Pro provides network operators the capability to model, orchestrate and deploy the 5G E2E infrastructure with self-service, on-demand blueprints. The following environment is deployed in a public cloud environment, Microsoft Azure. It incorporates a MicroFocus MobileCenter application which reserves and tests smartphone devices within a local lab environment ~ essentially enabling a hybrid cloud model.
Cybersecurity & Compliance Posture
The Secure and Fast service is activated with both Cavirin and Accedian scanning, monitoring and scoring the solution for security and performance metrics. A variety of cybersecurity and compliance service packs are available for inclusion with the test. These include regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, DISA, NIST etc. The following example illustrates a CyberPosture score for analysis and remediation.
Data, application and network traffic performance is scored by SkyLIGHT PVX. An aggregate score is determined by combining three data points into an End User Response Time (EURT). The three data points are:
- Network Round Trip Time (RTT)
- Application Server Response Time (SRT)
- Data Data Transfer Time (DTT)
The following score highlights all three data points as well as the EURT. The EURT visibility score provides network operators with a granular view of how their infrastructure is performing.
The overall benefit to both enterprises and service providers is substantial given the granular view of the 5G E2E infrastructure security and performance scores.
- Simplify 5G Network, application & cloud infrastructure services
- Automate Expedite deployments and custom configurations
- Secure Validate cybersecurity and compliance postures
- Efficient Visibility into resource utilization and cost savings
Data analytical tools and the utilization of Artificial Intelligence provide additional insights into the organization's ability to introduce 5G related services. Together, the combination of Quali, Cavirin, and Accedian, as a Secure and Fast service, accelerates an organizations ability to introduce 5G digital transformation initiatives.
Secure & Fast will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress Feb 25-29 in Barcelona and during RSA March 4-8 in San Francisco. To book a meeting or to express interest in trialing this new solution, please visit accedian.com/secure-fast. To schedule a demo of EaaS labs with CloudShell Pro please visit Quali.com