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Intel Acquires Smart Edge, Aims To Lead Position In Edge Computing.

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Smart Edge, an intelligent-edge platform from an IT infrastructure and service provider, Pivot Technology Solutions Inc., marking an important growth opportunity for Intel for expansion of computing in the network and at the edge. Edge computing is an opportunity to accelerate the rollout of 5G networks.

Smart Edge is a cloud-native based, extensive and secure platform for multi-access edge computing where enterprises and communications service providers can empower cloud-like services closer to the user on the customer-premise or network edge. The Smart Edge platform is compatible to run on Intel technologies and highly complementary with Intel’s OpenNESS.

At the close of the transaction, an approx. of 25 Smart Edge employees will join Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group (NCLG). Additionally, Intel and Pivot to sign a Preferred Partner Agreement, identifying Pivot as an authorized Smart Edge reseller and Intel’s non-exclusive Preferred Systems Integrator to serve as Smart Edge-based edge services solutions.

“Our partnership with Intel will leverage Pivot’s core strengths as a technology integrator and service provider with Intel’s advanced technology solutions to drive the adoption of the Smart Edge platform. We look forward to collaborating with Intel to develop and take to market many new edge computing use cases,” stated Kevin Shank, CEO of Pivot.

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(Read Original Story: Intel Eyes Leadership in 5G Edge Computing; Acquiring Smart Edge in Intel.com)


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