NTT Limited, known for its network service offerings, has announced a product portfolio in edge computing for industrial automation. The company calls the offering “Edge-as-a-Service,” which is an edge computing platform that provides enterprises with the ability to deploy, manage, and monitor edge applications.
NTT has developed the offering in conjunction with VMware, and Intel to accelerate the deployment of edge computing and private 5G networks. The NTT Edge-as-a-Service offering is powered by VMware’s edge compute stack, while VMware has adopted NTT’s private 5G technologies as part of its edge solution.
“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,” said Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, service provider and edge business unit, VMware.
With automated factories growing more dependent on robots, vehicles becoming autonomous, and producers adopting omnichannel strategies, demand for distributed compute and data storage with near-instantaneous speeds has grown. The new NTT Edge-as-a-Service solution will be part of the company’s managed service portfolio which includes Network-as-a-Service and Multi-cloud-as-a-Service.
NTT’s edge service offering delivers private 5G for enterprises and runs on the Intel network and edge ecosystem. The integration of VMware features provides secure application development, resource management automation, and real-time data processing. Meanwhile, NTT’s multi-cloud and edge platforms offer robust edge and private 5G managed services.
Earlier this year, NTT collaborated with Schneider Electric to build private 5G networks to secure IoT and edge AI devices deployed in a smart factory ecosystem. The company was also recognized as a leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for network services due to its wide array of network capabilities.
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