Thanks to an abundant talent pool, a favorable business climate and a strong ecosystem of academia-Industry partnerships, Georgia is home to some of the most innovative technology firms in the nation. This favorable environment also enables our local technology companies to lay claim to a long and distinguished history of collaboration with some of the biggest names in the industry, both here and abroad.
Local Company Plays Well with Global Tech Giants And like its fellow Georgia tech companies, AMI is quite proud of its rich history of industry collaboration. Earlier this year, AMI announced its participation in the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management (https://ami.com/en/news/press-releases/ami-joins-hpe-and-industry-partners-in-the-open-distributed-infrastructure-management-odim-initiative-for-simplified-5g-deployment/) initiative, alongside Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel®, Red Hat, Tech Mahindra and other industry leaders.
In simple terms, ODIM is a new open source initiative that will simplify the management of geographically distributed infrastructure and address some of the more challenging issues telco providers confront when deploying 5G networks. The primary objectives of ODIM is to harmonize the vast amount of hardware from multitude of vendors to ensure interoperability across a multitude of sites and across multiple networks. AMI is thus contributing to the manageability aspect of ODIM with AMI Composer (https://ami.com/composer/), a robust hyperscale node, rack and POD management system for both traditional and telco cloud infrastructure.
As IoT (Internet of Things) requires ultra-low latency, high connectivity, and the ability to process vast amount of data securely and quickly, network providers started building large numbers of micro-data centers close to the ecosystem to meet the requirements of IoT. To ensure agility and efficiency, data center operators needed a real-time, automated method to compose compute power and storage spaces to handle the demand of IoT devices. AMI Composer meets these unique manageability requirements where the ability to use heterogeneous hardware and other resources is critical, and the ability to scale appropriately to provide on-demand network access and 5G telemetry services are of utmost priority.
AMI Composer is also designed to solve the security challenges related to the deployment and management of 5G infrastructure, by ensuring its integrity and providing a method for remediation in the event of a security breach.
“AMI is fully aligned with the goals of the ODIM to simplify telco infrastructure management and drive meaningful operational and financial value,” said Joseprabu Inbaraj, Senior Director of System Software and Security Services at AMI.
“Supporting large scale, geographically distributed networks and facilitating interaction between disparate multivendor infrastructure resources – as ODIM is designed to do – is in perfect harmony with the value and benefits of AMI Composer. As such we are very excited to be a part of the force that will bring efficiency to 5G carriers, and ultimately brings the IoT technology to everyone,” he added.
ODIM is purposefully an open source architecture to foster collaboration and accelerate innovation. It will ultimately be managed by The Linux Foundation® (https://www.linuxfoundation.org/) to further develop the initiative and enable end-to-end automated management of networks.
AMI looks forward to sharing more success stories about its collaboration with global industry leaders with TAG colleagues – carrying the banner of Georgia technology companies as it continues to innovate and develop the next generation of solutions to power, manage and secure today’s and tomorrow’s critical digital infrastructure.
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AMI® (https://ami.com), known until earlier this year as “American Megatrends” (Read More), is a Duluth-based global leader in powering, managing and securing the world’s connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions. Founded in 1985 and best known for AMIBIOS®, AMI provides best-in-class UEFI and remote management firmware, software and utilities to top-tier OEMs and ODM’s of desktop, server, mobile and embedded/IoT systems.
Consistent with its wide technology focus, AMI is a member of numerous industry associations and standards groups, including TAG, the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the NIST National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) and Trusted Computing Group (TCG). The company maintains a global network of offices across the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong to serve its customers.