A leading IT infrastructure and services provider, NTT announced the release of Edge-as-a-Service, a platform for deploying, managing, and monitoring edge applications. Together with Intel, NTT and VMware are collaborating on edge solutions and services. The Edge-as-a-Service offering from NTT is powered by VMware’s Edge Compute Stack. In addition, VMware plans to use NTT’s Private 5G technologies in its edge solution. As part of their joint marketing efforts, the companies will coordinate co-innovation, sales, and business development.

Shahid Ahmed, Group EVP, New Ventures and Innovation CEO, NTT, said, “Combining Edge and Private 5G is a game changer for our customers and the entire industry, and we are making it available today. The combination of NTT and VMware’s Edge Compute Stack and Private 5G delivers a unique solution that will drive powerful outcomes for enterprises eager to optimize the performance and cost efficiencies of critical applications at the network edge. Minimum latency, maximum processing power, and global coverage are exactly what enterprises need to accelerate their unique digital transformation journeys.”

The Edge-as-a-Service offering from NTT accelerates business process automation globally. Through its Edge-as-a-Service offering, NTT will provide Private 5G connectivity across its global footprint running on Intel network and edge technology powered by VMware’s Edge Compute Stack.
Through seamless multi-cloud and multi-tenant connectivity, combined with NTT’s expertise in segmenting networks and moving from private to public 5G, this solution offers critical benefits to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, logistics, and entertainment.

Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, service provider, and edge business unit, VMware, said, “Enterprises are increasingly distributed — from the digital architecture they rely on to the human workforce that powers their business daily. This has spurred a sea change across every industry, altering where data is produced, delivered, and consumed. 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.”

With NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service platform, organizations can simplify, optimize, and secure their digital transformation journeys. As part of NTT’s Managed Service offering, Edge-as-a-Service is available along with Network-as-a-Service and Multi-Cloud-as-a-Service for enterprises that want to focus on their core competencies.