Benchmarking edge-native cloud stacks for vRAN and MEC
12 October 2021 | Research
The development of the cloud stack capabilities that are needed to support virtualised radio access networks (vRANs) and ‘far’ edge locations is a work in progress. This report lays out the criteria that operators should use to evaluate the contenders for this new edge-native cloud environment and provides a view of competitive positioning for edge-native cloud stack vendors.
Key questions answered in this report
- What does a reasonable framework for evaluating edge-native cloud stacks for vRAN and edge look like?
- Which benchmarking criteria are likely to be important?
- How do the key players in the edge-native cloud stack market compare with one another?
- What should operators and cloud stack vendors do to mitigate risks and improve competitiveness in this context?
Companies included as case studies
- Nearby Computing
- Red Hat
- Wind River