Verizon and Microsoft are partnering to bring 5G edge computing to Azure Stack Edge, the companies announced on August 23, 2018. Through this partnership, Verizon will use Microsoft Azure Stack software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities and Intel’s Atom C3000 processors to deliver 5G networks and edge cloud computing with 5G access points at Verizon retail stores in the U.S.
What is Edge Computing?
Edge computing is a network architecture that brings data storage and computation closer to the devices and sensors that generate and use it. This can be done by putting data centers in locations that are physically closer to users, or by using mobile edge computing (MEC) to process data on devices themselves. MEC uses technologies like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smartwatches as mini-computers to perform cloud-like operations locally. In this way MEC can keep latency low for end users by reducing the need for networks to transport large amounts of data back and forth between servers in data centers.
Why is Edge Computing Important?
Edge computing is important because it brings the power of the cloud closer to the devices that need it. This can reduce latency, save bandwidth, and improve performance. By bringing edge computing to Azure Stack Edge, Verizon and Microsoft are making it easier for businesses to take advantage of these benefits. Furthermore, this partnership will enable Verizon to offer a new class of service that would otherwise be unavailable with its current infrastructure capabilities.
With this partnership, Verizon hopes to create a new generation of services through innovative approaches like IoT management and data analytics at the edge while also lowering costs by leveraging its existing infrastructure.
Edge computing will also help address some problems with artificial intelligence (AI) such as identifying fake videos by not relying on powerful servers in remote locations but rather using computations close to where AI needs them most.
How Does Edge Data Storage Work?
The goal of edge data storage is to bring data closer to where it is being used or processed, in order to reduce latency and improve performance. Edge data storage can be deployed on-premises, at the edge of the network, or in the cloud.
What Can This Do For Me?
The partnership between Verizon and Microsoft will bring 5G edge computing capabilities to Azure Stack Edge, allowing for faster processing of data at the edge of the network. This will enable new applications and services that require low latency and high throughput, such as gaming, augmented reality, and live video streaming. Additionally, this will allow for more efficient use of resources as data can be processed closer to where it is being generated.
When Can I Get Started?
If you’re a Verizon customer, you can get started with 5G edge computing on Azure Stack Edge today. Just sign up for a free account and download the necessary software.
Getting Started with MS Cloud OS at the Edge
As the world increasingly moves toward a more connected future, the need for powerful and reliable edge computing solutions will only continue to grow. That’s why Verizon is teaming up with Microsoft to bring 5G edge computing capabilities to Azure Stack Edge. With this partnership, businesses will be able to take advantage of the speed and power of 5G networks to run their most demanding workloads right at the edge of the network.
Getting Started with Azure Stack’s Cloud Manager
Azure Stack’s Cloud Manager is a free, open source tool that makes it easy to deploy and manage your Azure Stack infrastructure. It provides a unified experience for managing all your Azure resources, including those in the cloud. To get started with Cloud Manager, visit the Azure Stack team blog for more information on how to download and install the Cloud Manager Tools from GitHub, how to deploy an Azure Stack solution using Cloud Manager, and how to upgrade from one release of Azure Stack to another using Cloud Manager.