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Edge computing and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) are complementary technologies being leveraged together to glean new insights and create new possibilities at the network edge. Distributed AI/ML applications are now being deployed in multiple locations based on business parameters such as performance, privacy, and cost. Cloud edge machine learning involves deploying machine learning algorithms directly on edge locations adjacent to the cloud.
The flexibility inherent in cloud edge computing — combined with the capability, high-bandwidth connectivity, and low latency of 5G networks — now makes it possible to host AI/ML applications with cloud adjacent storage close to where the data is generated. This enables enterprise services with strict performance requirements and use cases requiring data aggregated from multiple sources. This includes use cases such as smart cities, computer vision, AR/VR for predictive maintenance and AI assisted workload relocation.
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AI/ML applications today, such as for large language models (LLM), are mostly run on-prem or in the public cloud. Both approaches have pros and cons. But edge, cloud, and AI/ML have converged to a point where now there is a third way – applying machine learning at the cloud edge. Benefits of this approach include:
Computer vision can generate large amounts of data. With hundreds or thousands of cameras being deployed, the traffic can easily add up to multiple gigabits. Moving this amount of data to the public cloud for computer vision ML processing can be quite expensive. An alternative is to run ML processing at the cloud edge, i.e., the colocation or datacenter location where the last mile access network terminates.
Powered by large language models (LLM), Generative AI programs like ChatGPT are revolutionizing the way we live and work. Cloud edge in a private cloud is an ideal place to collect data and run AI/ML algorithms for business intelligence. When using open source models such as Llama or Dolly, the user can have full control over the LLM model meaning there’s zero probability of data leakage into the public domain.
Given that the cloud edge can be easily connected to a company’s private data with a dedicated link to their datacenter cage or through SD-WAN breakout (see figure below), a cloud edge LLM will have unrestricted access to sensitive data for training purposes than an LLM running in a public cloud.
The above figure shows a Cloud Edge ML implementation with connectivity to a company’s on-prem locations over SD-WAN. The ML workloads could be LLMs like Llama or Dolly or computer vision ones such as NVidia Metropolis.
One such edge location for AI/ML processing is the Radio Access Network (RAN). Ideally, a 5G radio access network would be hosted as a service in multi-tenant cloud infrastructure running as a containerized solution alongside other applications. This concept of RAN-in-the-Cloud allows RAN components (CU/DU) to be dynamically allocated, increasing utilization for better sustainability, and using spare capacity in off-peak hours to run AI/ML applications.
Aarna Edge Services (AES), is the number one zero-touch edge multicloud orchestrator delivered as a service. It features an easy-to-use GUI that can slash weeks of orchestration work into less than an hour. In case of a failure, AES includes fault isolation and roll-back capabilities. Support includes:
Aarna Networks and Predera have partnered to offer a secure, private, fully managed large language model to help you explore the world of generative AI. Choose from a variety of foundational models that you can fine tune with your corporate data to discover new insights and revenue generating opportunities. See this Solution Document to learn more.