Verizon Business and AWS have announced that they will be expanding their 5G collaboration to deliver private mobile edge computing (MEC) to enterprise customers in the US who want a dedicated edge compute infrastructure on-premise.
The solution will fully integrate Verizon’s Private 5G networks and Private Edge platform with AWS Outposts, a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a consistent hybrid experience.
Verizon enterprise customers can use private MEC to deploy real-time enterprise applications like intelligent logistics, predictive maintenance, robotics, factory automation and more to lower costs and improve safety, precision and efficiency.
Corning Incorporated, a materials science and advanced manufacturing innovator, will be the first company to leverage this private MEC solution.
The new, fully managed private MEC solution will support a wide range of industrial manufacturing applications, such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), predictive maintenance, quality assurance, and near real-time monitoring and hazard alerts. Verizon’s Private 5G Edge platform will give customers a reliable, secure, high bandwidth, low latency connection to AWS services, APIs, and tools running on AWS Outposts.
Additionally, two smaller AWS Outposts — 1U and 2U form factors — will give customers options to deploy AWS on-premises in space-constrained locations.