Kaloom™, IBM and Red Hat Demo Open Source Cloud-Native 5G Multivendor Solution


Montreal – September 28, 2020 – Kaloom™, an emerging leader in fully programmable and automated cloud-native networking solutions for distributed edge data centers, today announced its executives will present and deliver product demonstrations with open source collaborators at the Linux Foundation’s Open Networking and Edge Summit (ONES 2020), and Red Hat’s Open5GCon. The virtual events will occur Sept. 28 – 30, and Sept. 30, respectively.

The Kaloom Cloud Edge Fabric™ is the first fully automated data center network fabric with built-in support for network slicing featuring an embedded multi-Terabit per second (Tbps) 5G User Plane Function (UPF). The company will demonstrate its Virtual Central Office 3.0 (VCO 3.0) and 5G UPF capabilities.

  • ONES 2020: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. EDT, “Bringing Enterprise Workloads from the Cloud to the Edge with 5G,” occurs during the Tutorial Theater track. Kaloom’s CTO Suresh Krishnan will join IBM’s Telecom Industry Technical Leader Zygmunt Lozinski. The duo will examine how edge computing with 5G creates tremendous opportunities in every industry and will explore an architectural overview, including how network and application workloads will be deployed and managed at edge and core networks. After the panel discussion, IBM, Red Hat & Kaloom will demo a multi-vendor solution featuring elements from all three firms working together to deliver integrated 5G UPF and MEC capabilities running on OpenShift.
  • ONES VCO 3.0 Interoperability Demo: Kaloom will be demonstrating its’ Programmable Networking Fabric software with integrated 5G User Plane functionality (as a CNF). vFabric functionality which allows multitenancy through hardware enabled Slicing. White box hardware switch utilized in this demo are Intel-BDX Tofino based Edge-Core Wedge switches. Kaloom software is natively integrated into Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and configured and managed through its’ NetConf and Yang interfaces. Kaloom’s UPF will be connected to Altran 5G Core functionalities through Open N4 interfaces. The life cycle management for each CNF in this specific demonstration is performed by Aarna Network’s ONAP4K8s module.
  • Open5GCon: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 12:05 – 12:40 p.m. EDT, “5G Cloud Native Infrastructure and Edge Monetization.” This presentation will answer the question, “How can service providers take advantage of the 5G monetization opportunity?” Kaloom’s SVP Worldwide Sales and Marketing Hitendra Sonny Soni will join Industry Business Development Leader at IBM Rakshit Mehta and Edge Evangelist, Global Business Development Lead at Red Hat Mike Hansen. Similar to the above-mentioned demo, it will showcase a turn-key 5G network solution that includes full automation, orchestration, provisioning, OSS and commercial edge enablement thanks to the integration of Red Hat, IBM, and Kaloom solutions.

“The open source community is delivering integrated, turn-key solutions enabling VCO 3.0 and 5G UPF capabilities that enable service providers to more rapidly, and easily deploy new revenue-generating services,” said Hitendra Sonny Soni, SVP of marketing and worldwide sales at Kaloom. “These solutions reduce architectural overhead, allowing clients to better monetize their infrastructure by freeing up resources to instead run desirable applications.”

Visit Kaloom’s Event site at this link to learn more about both events and to register.


Jeannette Bitz
Engage PR for Kaloom