Global IT infrastructure and services company NTT has unveiled its Edge-as-a-Service offering. This managed edge compute platform gives enterprises the ability to deploy quickly while providing the opportunity to manage and monitor applications closer to the edge.
NTT’s brand-new Edge-as-a-Service solution is powered by VMware’s Edge Compute Stack. Additionally, as part of its edge offering, VMware is using NTT’s Private 5G technology. Co-innovation (in partnership with Intel), sales, and business growth will all be coordinated by NTT and VMware as they jointly promote the offering.
NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service offering is a globally available integrated solution that accelerates business process automation. It provides business applications with near-zero latency at the network edge, lowering costs and enhancing end-user experiences in a secured setting.
“Combining Edge and Private 5G is a game changer for our customers and the entire industry, and we are making it available today,” said Shahid Ahmed, Group EVP, New Ventures and Innovation CEO, NTT. “The combination of NTT and VMware’s Edge Compute Stack and Private 5G delivers a unique solution that will drive powerful outcomes for enterprises eager to optimize the performance and cost efficiencies of critical applications at the network edge. Minimum latency, maximum processing power, and global coverage are exactly what enterprises need to accelerate their unique digital transformation journeys.”
Edge+Private 5G Managed Solution
According to NTT, there is an increasing demand for distributed compute processing capacity and data storage with near-instantaneous reaction times as factories rely more on robotics, cars become autonomous, and firms switch to omnichannel models.
Together with NTT’s multi-cloud and edge platforms, VMware’s secured application development, resource management automation, and real-time processing capabilities would produce a fully integrated Edge+Private 5G managed solution. The “cutting-edge” solution from VMware and NTT is located closer to where the data is created or gathered, allowing businesses to access and respond to information instantly.
With the help of NTT’s capabilities in network segmentation and experience transitioning from private to public 5G, this solution, which makes use of seamless multi-cloud and multi-tenant connectivity, would offer significant advantages for a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, logistics, and entertainment.
“Enterprises are increasingly distributed – from the digital architecture they rely on to the human workforce that powers their business daily. This has spurred a sea change across every industry, altering where data is produced, delivered, and consumed,” said Sanjay Uppal, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider, and Edge Business Unit, VMware. “Bringing VMware’s Edge Compute Stack to NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service will enable our mutual customers to build, run, manage, connect and better protect edge-native applications at the Near and Far Edge while leveraging consistent infrastructure and operations with the power of edge computing.”
Edge-as-a-Service is part of NTT’s Managed Service portfolio, which includes Network-as-a-Service and Multi-Cloud-as-a-Service, all designed for enterprise organizations.