NTT picks VMware to launch Edge-as-a-Service

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NTT Ltd. , an infrastructure and services company, has launched Edge-as-a-Service, a managed edge computing platform that gives businesses the ability to rapidly deploy , manage and monitor applications closer to the edge.

NTT and VMware, in collaboration with Intel, partner to innovate edge-centric solutions and services. NTT uses VMware’s Edge Compute Stack to power its new Edge-as-a-Service offering.

Additionally, VMware is adopting NTT’s solution of Private 5G technologies as part of its edge solution. The companies will jointly commercialize the offering through coordinated co-innovation, sales and business development.

NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service offering is an integrated solution available worldwide that accelerates business process automation. It offers near-zero latency for enterprise applications at the edge of the network, optimizing costs and boosting end-user experiences in a secure environment.

NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service offering, powered by VMware’s Edge Compute Stack, includes Private 5G connectivity and will be delivered by NTT across its entire global footprint running Intel edge and networking technology.

“The combination of 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, Executive Vice President of the Startups and Innovation Group at NTT. “ The combination of NTT and VMware’s Edge Compute Stack and Private 5G offers a unique solution that will drive powerful results for enterprises seeking to optimize the performance and cost efficiency of critical applications at the edge of the network. maximum processing power and global coverage are exactly what companies need to accelerate their unique digital transformation journeys.”

As factories increase their reliance on robotics, vehicles become autonomous, and manufacturers move to omnichannel models, there is a greater need for distributed computing power and data storage with near-instantaneous response times. VMware’s secure application development, resource management automation and real-time processing capabilities, combined with NTT’s edge and multicloud platforms, create an Edge+Private 5G managed service . VMware and NTT’s innovative offering resides closer to where data is generated or collected, allowing businesses to access and react to information instantly.

Leveraging seamless multi-cloud and multi-tenant connectivity, combined with NTT‘s capabilities in network slicing, and experience with moving from private to public 5G, this solution provides critical benefits for multiple industries, including manufacturing, retail, logistics and entertainment.

“Enterprises are becoming more distributed, from the digital architecture they rely on to the human workforce that powers their business on a daily basis. This has caused a sea change across industries, altering where data is produced, delivered and consumed,” said Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, Edge and Service Providers business unit at VMware. “The addition of VMware’s Edge Compute Stack to NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service will enable our mutual customers to better build, run, manage, connect and secure native Edge applications at the Near and Far Edge, while Leverage consistent infrastructure and operations with the power of edge computing.”

NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service platform was developed to help secure, streamline and simplify organizations’ digital transformation journeys. Edge-as-a-Service is part of NTT’s managed services portfolio, which includes Network-as-a-Service and Multi-Cloud-as-a-Service, all designed for enterprises to focus on their business major.