Dell, Switch aim to deliver edge cloud, data center facilities for FedEx

Dell, Switch aim to deliver edge cloud, data center facilities for FedEx

Dell Technologies, FedEx and Switch announced they are working together to develop exascale multi-cloud edge infrastructure services to bring compute, storage and connectivity to the network edge and help customers overcome performance barriers for latency-sensitive applications.

This initiative will focus on bringing multi-cloud resources and exascale compute power closer to where customers run their businesses. Taking this approach allows organizations to make real-time decisions using capabilities like artificial intelligence, machine learning and 5G.

The companies plan to build technology hubs across the United States that will be capable of supporting multiple cloud environments with Switch’s edge data centers and Dell Technologies’ cloud infrastructure. The hubs will be placed in strategic, secure FedEx locations, with the first underway in Memphis, Tenn. This combination creates the foundation for a consistent experience across multiple cloud platforms.

Switch will deliver 100% uptime at the edge by utilizing the world’s only Class 4 EDGE data centers, the Switch MOD 15, interconnected with Switch’s four PRIME data center campus locations. The data centers’ infrastructure will include Dell Technologies servers, hyperconverged infrastructure, storage and networking products. As the managed solutions provider of choice, Dell Technologies will deliver the cloud solutions and services to support operations.

FedEx will provide the real estate and a portion of the construction and infrastructure costs. As the first consumer of these services, FedEx will provide enterprise end-user technical expertise as the basis for end-state product offerings. These deployments will provide low latency access to high density compute from FedEx operational locations, helping to power the digital innovations introduced by the company as FedEx transforms how data and technology are used in the global supply chain.

The announcement notes this relationship also brings together aligned sustainability visions for Dell Technologies, FedEx and Switch.

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