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Rakuten Symphony and Druid Software collaborate for private enterprise connectivity

Tadhg Kenny
Global Strategic Accounts and Partnerships
Druid Software
February 23, 2024
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In the above video, Anirban (Oni) Chakravartti, SVP, Global Head of Sales (Enterprise) Rakuten Symphony is in discussion with Tadhg Kenny, President of Global Strategic Accounts and Partnerships.

Mr. Kenny joins our blog page to share insights into the groundbreaking collaboration between Druid Software and Rakuten Symphony, focused on delivering innovative solutions for enterprise networks.

Druid Software – building the future for private enterprises

Druid Software is a core cellular network software company based in Ireland. Established in 2000 Druid has evolved into one of the world’s leaders in private 4G & 5G cellular technology over the last 24 years. Druid’s Raemis™ platform is a mature 3GPP compliant 4G & 5G core network, with unique features designed specifically for business and mission-critical use.

Globally, both communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises trust the Raemis™ platform to facilitate mission-critical operations across diverse environments. Druid’s technology empowers solutions in various domains such as enterprise communications, IoT, mobile edge computing, neutral host, public safety and much more.

Delivering innovative 5G solutions for private enterprises

With a shared vision to make private networks easily accessible for enterprises, Rakuten Symphony and Druid have forged a strong collaboration.

At MWC 2024 we will be demonstrating how Druid’s Raemis™ 5G Core, tested and validated on the Rakuten Cloud Native Platform, comprises a base set of solutions as part of a complete private enterprise connectivity platform.

Rakuten Cloud Native Platform is a Kubernetes platform that runs both containers and virtual machines (VMs), built from the ground up to outperform incumbent cloud solutions, provide industry-leading features and flexibility, with unprecedented ease-of-use and automation.

“Our collaboration with Rakuten Symphony represents a significant step towards empowering enterprises with robust and reliable 5G solutions. Together, we are poised to revolutionize connectivity, enhance operational efficiency, and drive digital transformation across various industries.”

- Liam Kenny, CEO of Druid Software

Revolutionizing connectivity through containerization

An integral feature of this collaboration is the cloud platform's 100% containerized deployment. This approach provides an accelerated, flexible, and scalable solution. The result is ease of deployment for end-customers, reducing time to market and maximizing operational efficiency.

The engineering and customer success teams of Druid Software and Rakuten Symphony are dedicated to delivering ongoing support and pre-validated releases. This ensures solutions remain up to date, meeting the evolving needs of global customers seeking reliable and future-proof enterprise 5G solutions.

The future of our exceptional partnership

Rakuten Symphony expertise in 5G, edge, and hyper-converged cloud-native technologies, combined with Druid Software’s 4G/5G core network platform capabilities, promises exceptional value for our enterprise customers.

Dive into the partnership between Druid and Rakuten Symphony in this full video here.

Explore further insights into these industry-defining partnerships by visiting the Rakuten Symphony partner ecosystem page and the Druid Software website. Also be sure to visit Rakuten (Hall 2 Stand 2D46) and Druid (Hall 6 Stand 6C40) at MWC24.

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