Wicklow firm Druid works magic to make 5G ‘business critical’

At Mobile World Congress, Irish firm Druid is collaborating with global tech giants on making 5G a business reality.

Innovative Bray-based tech firm Druid Software is collaborating with enterprise software giant VMware and mobile cloud player ASOCS to make 5G a business-critical application.

In a major opportunity for the growing firm, the collaboration aims to address the challenges today’s enterprises face when delivering intelligent and immersive experiences that require high bandwidth, ultra-low latency networks. 

“With this solution we enable use cases well beyond today’s capabilities”

For example, manufacturers are using video to drive advanced predictive maintenance, pre-emptively identifying faults and the retail market is leveraging augmented reality to reinvent in-person shopping. 

Druid casts a spell

The collaboration between these three technology leaders will give enterprises the ability to seize the private 5G opportunity by enabling businesses to take full control of their business-critical processes. 

Built with 3GPP protocols, this private 5G network solution takes advantage of encrypted security and protection of data to reduce threats. It also utilizes the ability of 5G to deliver unmatched reliability and coverage with seamless connectivity.

The Druid Raemis core platform component in this solution is a 3GPP compliant 4G/5G core network with unique features designed specifically for enterprise critical communications. For example, the platform is differentiated by its ability to easily prioritize and “slice” devices while providing them with a guaranteed quality of service. Raemis scales up as easily as it scales down, enabling the setup of small or very large private networks.

“This 5G collaboration between Druid, VMware and ASOCS helps to accelerate enterprise innovation and provides next-gen speed and performance,” Druid Software CEO Liam Kenny said. “With this solution we enable use cases well beyond today’s capabilities.”

Kenny said VMware is an ideal partner for this 5G collaboration, delivering a trusted foundation for a more secure, robust, and flexible private mobile network that runs alongside other edge-native applications

“Enterprise customers are actively moving modern app workloads to the edge,” Muneyb Minhazuddin, vice president of edge strategy at VMware said.

“They are betting on 5G to accelerate this journey. And on private 5G as a foundation. That’s why VMware is working with partners like Druid and ASOCS to deliver differentiated private connectivity solutions that meet customers’ specific use cases.”

The ASOCS CYRUS solution for private 5G networks can support a facility’s full range of IoT devices while providing high-capacity bandwidth to process and transfer massive amounts of data from connected devices.

“The collaboration between ASOCS, Druid, and VMware is proving to be critical in meeting the needs of enterprises and especially Smart Manufacturing where real-time acting networks are required,” said Gilad Garon, ASOCS CEO. “The connection of IoT and IIoT devices to edge computing and AI via ASOCS, Druid, and VMware is not only reliable but flexible to meet today’s demands for tailor-made solutions.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.