Verizon has introduced a platform that leverages the carrier’s edge computing and private 5G networking capabilities to enable clients to conduct complex and demanding tasks locally. The Verizon edge analytics capability is aimed at businesses and governments worldwide.
The platform, which was developed in partnership with Atos Computer Vision, will provide large scale, cloud and AI-powered data analytics capabilities. The end-to-end platform includes hardware, 5G connectivity, application and automation, field services and a service support desk.
The goal is to bring data center level capabilities to the edge of the network to enable new use cases, to provide greater network security and to enhance connectivity and data management. A use case cited in the press release is the ability to process 180 billion data points in an hour to determine areas of operations likely to experience downtime as much as 30 days in advance. The platform will enable trending and key metrics tracking to enable ongoing increases in efficiency and to eliminate points of failure. The analysis of a localized part of the system can be used to model the entire system.
“This new, joint solution will provide enterprise customers with an unprecedented level of insight into their operations, and we’re excited about the prospect of building on our existing partnership with Atos. We know the future will be built on our leading 5G network, and today’s announcement is another example of how our products and solutions are having a genuine impact on business efficiency and revenue today,” Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin said in a press release about the Verizon edge analytics offering.
The press release identifies transport, industrials, logistics and manufacturing as industries that could utilize the platform.