With the shift from 4G to 5G quickly approaching along with more networking demands, VMware acquired Uhana with eyes set on the Communications Service Providers (CSP) space. Founded in 2015, the startup specializes in the use of deep learning and real-time AI in carrier networks and applications to automate network operations and optimize application experience.
Uhana provides an AI engine that discovers anomalies in the network or application, prioritizes them by their estimated impact, predicts their likely root causes and automatically recommends optimization strategies for the best user experience. The startup’s technology helps operators reduce the cost of network operations, improve operational efficiently and offer a differentiated application experience, according to Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy and corporate development, and general manager of VMware’s Telco Group.
“Uhana’s core technology is a highly-scalable, low-latency, real-time stream processing and AI platform, deployable in the operator’s private cloud or public cloud infrastructure,” said Ayyar in a statement. He said Uhana includes a high-performance stream processing engine that ingests network telemetry from a variety of data sources and processes the telemetry to provide real-time visibility.