Verizon announced the release of a private edge, on-premises solution that builds on its previous collaboration with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT). Verizon 5G with Microsoft Azure Stack Edge is a platform for cloud computing that provides storage and compute services to the edge of the network.
According to Yousef Khalidi, the Corporate Vice President of Azure for Operators at Microsoft, the companies will provide low latency, high security, improve efficiency and high bandwidth connectivity that enables applications that use augmented and virtual reality, computer vision and machine learning. The service was first announced in 2020 and is now available.
The partners will now provide a private edge computing platform to be used in factories, school campuses, warehouses and autonomous robots. There are still plans to use Verizon 5GEdge with AWS Outposts in robotics for smart factories and self-guided cars.
On-site 5g will help manufacturers and retailers
The new Onsite 5G and edge computing allow retailers to process information in near real-time. This will enable them to get actionable data-driven insights for increased inventory accuracy, flexible and power fast supply chains.
Manufacturers, on the other hand, can use it to maximise their asset’s performance, minimise downtime, optimise operations and enhance end-to-end visibility across factory processes, thus allowing them to make good decisions as soon as possible.
Ice Mobility has been using Verizon 5G and Microsoft Azure Stack Edge
Ice Mobility, a logistic and supply chain solutions company has used Verizon 5G and Microsoft Azure Stack Edge for computer vision-assisted product packing to enhance site quality.
The company is now trying new 5G applications which leverage 5G Edge investments initial computer vision to get tangible, material automation improvements like near real-time activity-based costing. In this way, Ice Mobility will be able to add indirect and overhead costs to certain accounts belong to the customers, warehouse activities and pick and pack line, which will allow their operations more effective
Verizon has also partnered with Amazon AWA Wavelength Zone, which provides a connection from the service provider’s 5G networks and access to cloud services that run in a nearby AWS region. These zones are available in several Verizon facilities in the U.S.
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