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5G Technology Will Be Integrated into the Data Center

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Operators are trying to achieve low latency and high bandwidth and the ability to deal with millions of unique devices in 5G networks. The experts in the field suggest that 5G technology should be integrated into the cloud computing and data center.

The edge computing (EC) reaffirms the basic model of mobile data processing from the peripherals around the network to the cloud. Google Corporation has tried for twenty years. For example, smart phones, personal computers and Chromebook clients are taken as the input device of text, voice, image and video, while the real operation is completed in large data centers. Similarly, Apple and Microsoft have always used the same pattern, and Microsoft transfers the Windows desktop to the Azure cloud. Out of the traditional data center space, Tesla is utilizing its electric motorcade for daily data collection, so as to promote its development and evolution of autonomous driving and using Wi-Fi as broadband link.

Edge computing (EC) is a new emerging technology. The communication industry is trying to accept the term and make it more perfect via 5G. In July 18th, 2017, AT&T indicated that 5G would help to reduce the delay of cloud computing to milliseconds, so as to help other emerging applications such as autonomous vehicles and augmented reality/virtual reality applications. As mentioned above, the technology pioneer, Tesla, seems to work well without 5G support.

Virtual reality (VR) is not and will not be a mobile application procedure, because a well-operated experience requires local computing, and an immersive virtual reality environment rather than place participants on the walls or stairs of the real world. Augmented reality (AR) has already played a role in the existing mobile technology - the popularity of the Pokemon game has proved this.

Google Glass is a failure case of consumer, but the recently-restarted "Enterprise Edition" shows the true value of the technology. The training and maintenance applications of many other AR systems that are currently running in the vertical market without the need of 5G.

This is not to say that 5G will not have a significant impact on the data center or the existing network. Reducing the latency of the network edge and the potential of the Gigabit speed mean that there are more problems to be solved upstream. If there is anything, 5G technology transfers the potential bottlenecks from the edge and wireless technology back to the cloud. Everyone in the IT information chain has to reduce response time of the network infrastructure and server to reach the best effects when the 5G arrives.

For the SD-WAN community, 5G provides a low-latency path between the core network and the data center. The leading applications, such as the real-time monitoring and control of robots and UAVs, will require a combination of 5G and SD-WAN for truly practical appications.

5G will become an important factor in the planning of data centers. Many operators are taking the experimentation, but the actual 5G standard will not be published before next year. By 2020, people will have begun to see the application of 5G end-user devices, rather than some "pre-5G" or "5G preparation" packages that will be hyped up by operators.

In the data center, the two most important areas for hardware refresh/upgrade will be in the range of unit delay, at least matching 5G response time and at least 100Gbps network speed to match multiple requirements of 5G. After the 5G is officially launched, low latency and a large amount of bandwidth will be the lowest requirement for the "5G capability" of the data center.

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