Sunlight, Hivecell partner for turn-key edge ‘as a service’

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Sunlight, Hivecell partner for turn-key edge ‘as a service’

Hivecell and Sunlight have announced a partnership that will enable enterprise organizations to bring any cloud-native and legacy applications to the Edge with a turn-key, ‘as-a-service’ solution. The Edge-as-a-Service offering is the first of its kind.

Hivecell brings the right hardware, deploys it, enables push-button provisioning of business applications, and unified management & monitoring of all locations. With both the Hivecell platform and Sunlight’s hyperconverged infrastructure stack (HCI) built for the Edge from the ground up, applications can now run at the Edge with the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). This is achieved through a combination of purpose-built hardware, resource-efficient software and centralised edge management tools, resulting in space, power, cooling, and astronomical management savings.

“The number of applications running within Edge environments will increase at least four-fold in the next five years and we are excited to be at the forefront of this development,” explains Jeffrey Ricker, CEO and co-founder of Hivecell. “By including Sunlight software in the Hivecell platform, we’ve eliminated customers’ biggest pain points of Edge: hardware & application provisioning, deployment, management and monitoring.”

The new service will enable organizations to roll out applications at the edge with a simple subscription model. Together, Hivecell and Sunlight will provide a complete, end-to-end solution by picking the right Hivecell hardware pre-configured with Sunlight software, shipping the systems to all customer locations, integrating them with the company infrastructure, and enabling customers to provision the required applications with the push of a button. This can be managed remotely from anywhere – so there’s no need for technical skill sets on site.

“Until now, deploying applications at the Edge and at scale has been extremely costly and complex,” adds Julian Chesterfield, Sunlight founder and CEO. “Now enterprises can address their biggest infrastructure challenges and benefit from high-performance computing with the simplicity, convenience, and affordability of today’s best SaaS models. We’re thrilled to be working with Hivecell to bring this new offering to customers.”

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