Verizon has launched an on-premises, private Edge compute solution in partnership with Microsoft Azure. Verizon 5G Edge with Microsoft Azure Stack Edge is a cloud computing platform that brings compute and storage services to the edge of the network at the customer premises. The companies first announced the collaboration last year, and the service is now generally available.
“Our partnership with Microsoft brings 5G Edge to enterprises, dropping latency at the Edge, helping critical, performance-impacting applications respond more quickly and efficiently,” said Sampath Sowmyanarayan, chief revenue officer of Verizon Business. “5G is ushering in next-generation business applications, from core connectivity to real-time Edge compute and new applications and solutions that take advantage of AI transforming nearly every industry.”