NTT debuts edge compute service with flat rate pricing, targets manufacturing

NTT debuts edge compute service with flat rate pricing, targets manufacturing

NTT Communications Corporation has announced the immediate launch of “SDPF Edge,” an edge-computing service with integrated operations available for a flat monthly fee on NTT Com’s Smart Data Platform (SDPF).

The new SDPF Edge service, which is targeted mainly at the manufacturing industry, enables producers to maintain quality control by processing huge amounts of production data and then make decisions faster and for less cost than ever before.

Features of SDPF Edge

  • Immediate control and decision-making:
    The service eliminates delays associated with using networks and thus allows data to be processed on a true real-time basis for immediate production control and decision-making like never before.
  • Reduced communication volume combined with massive data processing:
    Sending massive amounts of data from devices to the cloud can greatly increase communication volume and cost. SDPF Edge, however, lowers this cost by formatting and converting data for aggregation on the edge. Data is sent over networks only to alert users of abnormalities.
  • Integrated operation eliminates needs for special know-how or personnel:
    Edge computing decentralizes servers, which can increase the burdens of system maintenance and management. But SDPF Edge clients do not need to develop specialized operational know-how or personnel because NTT Com manages core operating tasks, such as dispatching technicians to client locations to work on servers, deploying sophisticated security measures for on-site servers, and dealing with troubles from remote sites.
  • Flat monthly fee allows for systematic investment:
    SDPF Edge is available for a fixed monthly fee so customers need not purchase servers, etc., which lowers initial investment costs and allows total investment to be matched to business development.
  • Optimized data use by linking with other SDPF services:
    SDPF Edge can be linked with other SDPF services, such as “SDPF Cloud/Server” to optimally combine real-time data processing and other data processing in targeted locations. Through such linkage, clients can receive total support for edge, networks, cloud and applications via NTT Com’s unique data platform, which enables data utilization to be optimized for specific needs.

Pricing plans depend on the client’s CPU, memory capacity and storage needs.

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