Zero Touch Orchestration as a Service

  • Orchestrates complex edge infrastructure, applications, and network services

  • Supports multi-cloud (agnostic) strategies connecting the edge to public clouds

  • Simplifies management from a single pane of glass

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Aarna Network’s brings years of experience in orchestration to bear by creating a SaaS version of its Aarna Networks Multi Cluster Orchestration Platform (AMCOP) software with Aarna Edge Services (AES). AES is a zero-touch SaaS platform for designing, orchestrating, monitoring, and managing infrastructure, network services, and applications at the cloud edge in tandem with public cloud services. AES empowers users with ongoing lifecycle management, ongoing optimization, and service assurance.

AES solves the complexity of edge orchestration while supporting multi-cloud use cases across the edge and public clouds — all with user-friendly management from a single pane of glass. In a typical configuration, AES can slash 2 - 26 weeks of manual labor (depending on the use case) to less than an hour.

Initial Configuration

The first release of AES simplifies the orchestration of Equinix’s three digital services – Equinix Metal, Equinix Network Edge and Equinix Fabric along public cloud resources such as Azure ExpressRoute, AWS Direct Connect, and more.

Growth at the Edge

Four market trends are converging to drive growth at the cloud edge for enterprise and CSP customers and necessitate a solution like Aarna Edge Services.

Multi-Cloud Networking:

Infrastructure orchestration (compute, storage, networking, CaaS, Kubernetes plugins) across tens of thousands of edge locations connected to public clouds

Cloud Repatriation:

Multi-cloud networking is enhanced by moving storage and state to a neutral site such as the cloud edge.

Middle Mile Digital Transformation:

The connection of aggregation points to core network POPs now includes on-demand elastic computing, storage, and networking.

Edge Applications:

The number of applications that need to reside on the cloud edge for lower latency, bandwidth management, and compliance is on the rise.

The Problem

Management plane complexity means that existing management solutions are no longer sufficient. 

10s of heterogeneous vendors


10,000s of edge locations


100s of apps/network services



Cloud Edge Use Cases

AES supports a wide variety of use cases including the following:

  • NaaS: Automated multi-cloud connectivity for cloud edge users, colo users, or SD-WAN service providers.
  • Cloud Edge Storage: Primary storage or secondary/object storage. Can be shared across public cloud and edge applications without having to incur egress costs.
  • ML: Machine learning applications at the edge to reduce the amount of traffic to the public cloud or eliminate the need to procure and manage expensive on-prem hardware.
  • Software Defined CDN: CDN instances on-demand at the edge improve the performance of rich media applications.
  • Multi Access Edge Computing (MEC): A MEC site, running on the cloud edge, can host cloud software and applications such as cloud gaming, ad insertion, IoT, the metaverse, and distributed databases.
  • 5G: Enterprises, mobile network operators (MNO), mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) can run 5G Core and O-RAN workloads on the cloud edge to get access to elastic resources.
  • vPOP: Virtual or cloud native network functions (VNF/CNF) such as routers, firewalls, SD-WAN, load balancers, and more offered by CSPs to enterprise customers.

Enterprise Edge Orchestration Requirements

AES meets specific enterprise requirements for private networks.

Infrastructure orchestration (compute, storage, networking, CaaS, Kubernetes plugins) across tens of thousands of edge locations connected to public clouds
MEC application and network service orchestration from edge to cloud
Ongoing lifecycle management and service assurance for infrastructure, applications, and network services

Voices from the Industry

"We’re excited to collaborate with Aarna. The collaboration delivers a virtual cloud by Aarna allowing orchestration of edge software from a single point and AnyLog virtualization that facilitates queries of distributed data as if the data is hosted in a centralized database. Edge projects are seeking technologies to drive efficiencies, allow immediate go to market, improve security and open new revenue streams."

Moshe Shadmon

Founder and CEO of AnyLog

"Extreme automation and a zero-touch orchestration framework critical to any significant edge
roll-out. A combined approach to managing computing and connectivity resources like what Aarna is doing with AES can help drive edge uptake.”

Roy Chua

Analyst, AvidThink

"Equinix has been leading the Linux Foundation Edge Akraino Public Cloud Edge Interface (PCEI) open-source blueprint to drive collaboration on common interfaces for the infrastructure orchestration and application deployment at cloud edge. The blueprint is in its fourth release and has won the first prize in the recent ETSI and LF Edge MEC Hackathon. I am delighted to see that Aarna Networks is commercializing the blueprint, leveraging Equinix digital services to enable DevOps driven infrastructure orchestration for the edge."

Oleg Berzin,

Distinguished Engineer, Technology and Architecture - Equinix

"As the demand for applications that take advantage of modern networking technologies like 5G grows it has become increasingly critical to make the management and operation of Edge infrastructure simpler. AES reduces the complexity, and provides more intuitive tools for operators so that they can better serve application developers and ensure visibility of the entire infrastructure."

Shaun O’Meara,

Field CTO, Mirantis

“Automating the deployment of the picoNETS picoCDN across a massive scale of cloud edge locations will make it easier for customers to deploy our application at the right location and the right time.”

Prakash Advani


“Red Hat OpenShift offers a powerful cloud-native platform for network operations and 5G capabilities based on a standard open source foundation. We are pleased to collaborate with Aarna Networks to validate cloud-native functions for AMCOP and future iterations of AES to continue to support operators in fueling 5G networks at scale on Red Hat OpenShift.”

Honoré La Bourdette,

Vice President, Telco, Media, Entertainment & Edge Ecosystem, Red Hat

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