Reportedly, Verizon (VZ) today announced the launch of an on-premises, private edge compute solution built on its last year’s collaboration with Microsoft (MSFT). Verizon 5G Edge and Microsoft Azure Stack Edge partnership is a cloud computing platform that offers storage and computes services at the customer end offering enterprises and businesses with higher efficiencies, increased levels of security, along with the low lag and high bandwidth, needed for applications with augmented and virtual reality, computer vision, and machine learning. Inclusion of on Site 5G and edge computing will help retailers to process information in near real-time and allow them to gain actionable data-driven insights, assisting with inventory accuracy and drive fast and flexible supply chains.
Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer of Verizon Business, stated “Our partnership with Microsoft brings 5G Edge to enterprises, dropping latency at the edge, helping critical, performance-impacting applications respond more quickly and efficiently. 5G is ushering in next-generation business applications, from core connectivity to real-time edge compute and new applications and solutions that take advantage of AI transforming nearly every industry.”
“Business innovation demands powerful technology solutions and central to this is the intersection between the network and edge. Through our partnership with Verizon, we are providing customers with powerful compute and storage service capabilities at the edge of customers’ networks, enabling robust application experiences with increased security.” stated Yousef Khalidi, corporate vice president of Azure for Operators at Microsoft.
Logistics and supply chain solutions, Ice Mobility has used Verizon 5G Edge with Microsoft Azure to assist with computer vision-assisted product packing to improve on-site quality assurance. The company is now testing additional 5G Edge applications that can provide tangible, material automation enhancements to its business.
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