Cisco Ultra Cloud Core provides a common execution environment and a Continuous-Integration-and-Continuous Delivery (CIDC) framework for Cisco’s container-based 5G applications.
Using the Cisco® Ultra Cloud Core, 5G applications are enabled with:
Cisco’s cloud-native packet core (cnCore) is the latest generation of the virtual packet core. Launched in 2016, it delivers on the promise of 5G with high throughput at the edge and ultra-low latency required for advanced use cases in video, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and robotics. Cisco Ultra is the control point in the 5G architecture where the radio network is turned into useful IP packets to meet the needs of both the consumer and Enterprise markets.
The Cisco Ultra Cloud Core provides an intelligent service mesh that connects all services in the platform. This service mesh allows granular control of traffic flows within the Cisco Ultra Cloud Core based on message attributes or subscriber details. New or upgraded services can run concurrently in the platform alongside existing services, and the service mesh controls which messages are directed to the new service. Per-service telemetry is available to compare and evaluate the success of the new service. As a result, rollouts and upgrades are low risk and can be entirely automated—removing the human element.
Figure 1. Overview of the Cisco Cloud Core
Cisco’s cloud-native Mobile Core provides benefits in three key areas: