NTT announced the launch of its Edge-as-a-Service, a managed edge compute platform that gives enterprises the ability to quickly deploy, manage and monitor applications closer to the edge.

NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service offering is a globally available integrated solution that accelerates business process automation. It delivers near-zero latency for enterprise applications at the network edge, optimizing costs and boosting end-user experiences in a secure environment.

Powered by VMware’s Edge Compute Stack, including Private 5G connectivity, NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service offering will be delivered across its global footprint running on Intel network and edge technology. The companies will jointly market the offering through coordinated co-innovation, sales and business development.

Shahid Ahmed, group EVP, new ventures and innovation CEO, NTT said, “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.”

VMware’s secure application development, resource management automation and real-time processing capabilities combined with NTT’s multi-cloud and edge platforms creates a fully integrated Edge+Private 5G managed service.

The new Edge-as-a-Service solution provides critical benefits for multiple industries, including manufacturing, retail, logistics, and entertainment.

“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,” said Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, service provider, and edge business unit, VMware.

Edge-as-a-Service is part of NTT’s managed service portfolio, which includes Network-as-a-Service and Multi-Cloud-as-a-Service.

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