Varnish Software has announced the launch of a new 5G-ready content delivery network (CDN) that enables customers to build new services that harness the power of 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC).
The new offering, Varnish Edge Cloud, is a carrier-grade, 5G-ready virtualised CDN and edge caching software solution that will help network operators transform their businesses, opening up new services and revenue streams, while handling more client requests with less infrastructure utilisation.
“Varnish Edge Cloud is the next stage in the evolution of Varnish,” said Lars Larsson, CEO, Varnish Software. “As mobile devices come to dominate how content is accessed, and increasing levels of data processing occur at the network edge, the speed and latency of content delivery is more important than ever. Consumer expectations of 5G have been set high, but to make these a reality, operators are going to have to rethink how they architect their systems, and move storage and caching needs to take place at the outermost edge of the network.”
Espen Braastad, VP Engineering, Varnish Software added: “Varnish Edge Cloud enables our partners to deliver on the promise of 5G networks by matching the speed gains that 5G makes possible, while protecting the core network and origin servers from huge demand. This new solution not only helps organisations create new 5G-based services and revenue streams to future-proof their business and enhance their customers’ experience, but as a fully managed service, we can make it even easier to get started with their 5G journey.”