By getting their hands on Californian seedling Uhana, VMware is developing a machine-based feed processing engine to optimize network latency, detect anomalies and improve the application performance of telecom operators.
VMware is hungry for acquisitions. A week after buying Bitfusion and its hardware acceleration virtualization platform dedicated to AI, the US publisher has just put the house on Uhana. This start-up, founded in 2019 by Sachin Katti, a professor of electronic engineering and computing at Stanford University, is at the origin of two technologies. The first is a processing engine for infrastructure flows and logs of telecommunications operators, and the second machine learning module that makes it possible to use data from these infrastructures to produce decision-making indicators (performance, operations …) and / or trades.
“Uhana helps operators reduce network operating costs, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver a differentiated application experience in an industry where mobile connectivity is being standardized,” said VMware in a statement . The low-latency and deployable stream-processing engine in public or private cloud infrastructures environments integrates multi-source network telemetry (radio, central network, OTT application, etc.). As for the IA engine, it allows the detection of anomalies at the network and / or application level and their prioritization in terms of impacts coupled with the understanding of failures and automated optimization recommendation.
Uhana integrated with VMware’s Telco and Edge Cloud portfolio
“Our intention to acquire Uhana and to add Uhana technology to VMware’s Telco Cloud and Edge Cloud portfolio is also a testament to our commitment to serving the telecommunications industry and enhancing intelligence in the transition to 5G. After the closing of the transaction, Uhana’s technology will also be ready to enhance the intelligence and analysis of VMware Smart Assurance and VMware Smart Experience products, “VMware said in a statement. The publisher offers an operator-class network management platform, vCloud NFV, used by more than 70 service providers including AT & T, Sprint and Vodafone.
The Uhana team, located in Palo Alto, California, has more than 30 employees, including CEO Sachin Katti, who will join after the virtualization specialist teams.