Distributed-Cloud-Intelligence
Distributed-Cloud-Intelligence

Distributed Cloud Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence for orchestrating cloud-native applications among devices, edge and the cloud

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LIST OF FUNCTIONALITIES

  • Improving Quality of Service through reducing unnecessary bandwidth consumption
  • Enhancing Real-time Control application including immersive technologies and cloud robotics
  • Improving security measures and promoting better compliance
  • Reducing Network Latency and Network Backhaul
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USED TECHNOLOGIES

  • Microservices Design and Orchestration
  • Virtualisation and Containerisation
  • Application Program Interface Gateways
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Pipelines
  • Future Networking Technologies (including 5G and SD-WAN)
  • Hybrid Cloud Technologies
  • AI and Machine Learning for Intelligent Decision-making

LIST OF FUNCTIONALITIES
  • Improving Quality of Service through reducing unnecessary bandwidth consumption
  • Enhancing Real-time Control application including immersive technologies and cloud robotics
  • Improving security measures and promoting better compliance
  • Reducing Network Latency and Network Backhaul

USED TECHNOLOGIES
  • Microservices Design and Orchestration
  • Virtualisation and Containerisation
  • Application Program Interface Gateways
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Pipelines
  • Future Networking Technologies (including 5G and SD-WAN)
  • Hybrid Cloud Technologies
  • AI and Machine Learning for Intelligent Decision-making

KONICA MINOLTA GLOBAL R&D SOLUTION

Distributed Cloud Intelligence (DCI) is a 5G-enabled solution that exploits Artificial Intelligence to intuitively distribute the computing amongst the edge and the cloud to connect people, spaces and devices in new hybrid workplaces.
Within the context of ever-growing needs for AI, distribution of data and related hybrid cloud and cognitive services, one of the main possibilities for business to grow is through the connectivity to data and related edge and IOT services. For digital industry, Smart Cities, digital Workplaces, transportation and logistics, DCI is the brain that is capable of orchestrating Digital services to:

1. Easily connect any device into the fabric of your business.

2. Bring the data where you need them to make your processes faster, more efficient, privacy compliant and secure.

3. Efficiently manage your IT infrastructure

4. Support business continuity and increases fault-tolerance

ALMOST REAL-TIME COMPUTING, REDUCED ENERGY AND BANDWIDTH CONSUMPTION

With DCI we can reduce network latency, making computing processes happen close to real-time. DCI reduces Internet bandwidth consumption pre-processing, transferring and receiving insight from the data on the users’ premise using many edge devices, which minimises the need for transferring data to the cloud core. DCI also orchestrates the components and services on Edge, Cloud, and the device by managing their discoverability during runtime. It also dynamically places them according to the resource availability, and users’ business logic (e.g., minimising energy consumption), and performance requirements (e.g., the demand for GPU).

PROTECTING PRIVACY, IMPROVING SECURITY AND APPLICATION AVAILABILITY

The DCI solution enables applications to keep the data on premise, and guarantees that all data sent to the cloud is anonymised, hashed, and encrypted. In the case of a connection failure and cloud services immediately unavailable, DCI creates a cloud fabric for edge devices to answer communication requests during this Internet disruption.

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CLOUD EDGE: OPTIMAL ORCHESTRATION
OF INTELLIGENCE IN A
HYPERCONNECTED ERA

The Edge computing paradigm is a solution that changes the current cloud-centric design. As an alternative to processing all of the data in the cloud core, it advocates dedicated hardware and software technologies to relocate application elements to the edge of a network closer to users’ premises. Within Konica Minolta’s Digital Services development, DCI will support Future Network Technologies (5G, 6G…) and Cognitive Network deployed and operated with minimum human intervention, using trustworthy AI technologies.

DISTRIBUTED CLOUD INTELLIGENCE:
PUSHING IT INFRASTRUCTURE
TO THE EDGE

As new cloud computing trends and working practices emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits derived from the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions are more evident than ever before. However, as demand increases, it also raises challenges for bandwidth, latency and near real-time analytics. Edge technology, as a complementary evolution of cloud computing, can help alleviate these barriers. This whitepaper presents Distributed Cloud Intelligence (DCI), a 5G-enabled solution developed by Konica Minolta Global R&D that exploits Artificial Intelligence to distribute the computing amongst the edge and the cloud to connect people, spaces and devices in the new hybrid workplace.

Application-context

APPLICATIONS

  • AI platforms
  • Cloud Robotics
  • Smart Manufacturing Systems
  • Immersive Experiences, Smart City
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APPLICATIONS
  • AI platforms
  • Cloud Robotics
  • Smart Manufacturing Systems
  • Immersive Experiences, Smart City

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