World Wide Technology and VMware Collaborate on New Mobile Edge Computing Solutions For Consumption By Service Providers’ End Customers
With our partners MobiledgeX, QiO and Altiostar, we’re delivering industrial AI for Industry 4.0 and Private LTE/5G networks for the enterprise premise.
ST. LOUIS -World Wide Technology (WWT), a nearly $12 billion systems integrator helping service providers (SPs) more effectively consume and monetize next-generation technology, and VMware are collaborating with MobiledgeX, QiO, and Altiostar to deliver new MEC solutions for consumption by service providers’ end customers. These solutions will enable SPs to monetize their 4G/5G infrastructure by delivering unique capabilities to their enterprise customers.
MobiledgeX, which is making edge computing widely accessible and easy to consume, is scaling a catalog of enterprise applications across industry vertical and horizontal market categories. These applications, packaged and bundled solely on the MobiledgeX platform, are built on top of an optimized Dell Technologies and VMWare Telco Cloud infrastructure stack, and are being demonstrated in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC), a one-of-a-kind testing and validation facility equipped with roughly $1 billion in hardware and software. These demonstrations are available via the WWT Platform (WWT.com).
To build new revenue streams on their 4G/5G infrastructure, SPs must create a unique value proposition for specific Enterprise industry verticals like manufacturing, retail and automotive. Through MEC, SPs can deliver industry vertical and horizontal applications to Enterprise customers. Those applications can be delivered at the edge of the SP network or on the customer premises. MEC solutions on the customer premises may utilize Private LTE or 5G networks for connectivity.
“The advent of 5G is driving opportunity and transformation at the edge and creating new revenue opportunities for service providers,” said Gabriele Di Piazza, vice president of solutions, Telco & Edge Cloud business unit, VMware. “Working with leading partners, such as WWT, MobiledgeX and Altiostar, VMware is committed to delivering solutions that help service providers offer innovative, secure and reliable services.”
QiO Foresight Energy® and QiO Foresight Maintenance® applications allow industrial customers to optimize their energy usage, minimize their carbon footprint, and avert costly unplanned downtime. Through unique AI algorithms, QiO accelerates customers’ journey into Industry 4.0, the digitization of manufacturing.
“We are pleased to be working with WWT in the ATC in collaboration with MobiledgeX and VMware to deliver scalable, secure and repeatable industrial analytical solutions to manufacturing customers,” said Baz Khuti, Co-founder and CEO, QiO Technologies. “QiO’s Foresight Suite® industrial analytical applications are integrated onto MobiledgeX’s application platform making it easy for SPs to securely deliver them from anywhere in their network and on the customer premise based on real time demand from their Enterprise customers.”
“The industrialization of edge computing is finally coming into fruition now that market leaders like WWT and VMware are able to offer enterprise-grade, tested and certified solution blueprints,” said Eric Braun, Chief Commercial Officer at MobiledgeX. “We have created and will continue to expand our catalog of solutions based on real market demand for connectivity from within the SP network and on-premises.”
Because some MEC-based industry vertical applications will be run on the customer premise, it’s critical SPs can deliver connectivity for enterprise customers through public and/or private 4G and 5G networks governed by business cases requirements. Software-based solutions provide SPs and their enterprise customers with the greatest amount of flexibility in meeting the coverage, latency, and bandwidth needs for specific applications and physical environments. Altiostar’s Open virtualized RAN (Open vRAN) software supports open interfaces and disaggregates the radio hardware from the radio software to deliver that flexibility.
“To deliver different types of network slices for different enterprise services will require SP’s to design their edge infrastructure to be agile and scalable while being closely aligned to the dynamic conditions of the underlying radio access,” said Thierry Maupile, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Product Management at Altiostar. “We are pleased to join this initiative with world class leading companies to help SP’s incorporates MEC applications into their mobile networks.”
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology (WWT) is a technology solution provider with more than $11 billion in annual revenue that provides digital strategy, innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Based in St. Louis, WWT employs more than 6,000 people and operates approximately 4 million square feet of warehousing and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
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