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NTT launches Edge-as-a-Service to accelerate automation

NTT announced the launch of Edge-as-a-Service, a managed edge computing platform that gives enterprises the ability to rapidly deploy, manage and monitor applications closer to the edge.

NTT and VMware, together with Intel, are partnering to innovate on edge-focused 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 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, globally available solution that accelerates business process automation. It delivers near-zero latency for enterprise applications at the network edge, optimizing costs and improving end-user experience 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 provided by NTT across its entire global footprint running on Intel’s network and edge 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, Group Executive Vice President, CEO of New Ventures and of innovation, NTT.

“The combination of NTT and VMware Edge Compute Stack and Private 5G offers a unique solution that will drive powerful results for enterprises looking to optimize the performance and cost-effectiveness of mission-critical applications at the network edge,” he said. declared.

“Minimum latency, maximum processing power, and global reach are exactly what enterprises need to accelerate their unique digital transformation journeys.”

As factories increasingly rely on robotics, vehicles become autonomous, and manufacturers adopt omnichannel models, the need for distributed computing power and data storage with near-instantaneous response times grows. increasingly felt. VMware’s secure application development, asset management automation, and real-time processing capabilities, combined with NTT’s multi-cloud and edge platforms, create a fully integrated Edge+Private 5G managed service . VMware and NTT’s innovative offering sits closer to where data is generated or collected, allowing businesses to access and act on information instantly.

This solution, which leverages seamless multi-cloud and multi-tenant connectivity, combined with NTT’s network segmentation capabilities and expertise in transitioning from private to public 5G, provides critical benefits to multiple sectors, including manufacturing, retail, logistics and entertainment.

“Companies are increasingly distributed, from the digital architecture they rely on to the human workforce that powers their daily business. This has driven a sea change across industries, changing 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 joint customers to build, run, manage, connect and better protect native edge applications at the near and far edge while leveraging consistent infrastructure and operations with the power of edge computing.

NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service platform was developed to help secure, optimize 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 businesses to focus on their core business .