The partnership will enable mobile operators to quickly and confidently deploy edge services at a global scale to meet the requirements of next-gen applications and devices.
World Wide Technology and MobiledgeX announced a partnership to validate edge infrastructure being evaluated and implemented by the global operator community.
WWT, a leading distributor and integrator for the world’s largest IT equipment manufacturers, will conduct pre-validation and certification testing with the solutions, and MobiledgeX’s edge technology and edge services to ensure the best possible commercial addressability when placed in mobile edge networks.
Advantages for the developers and device makers
Network equipment manufacturers will be able to submit edge computing architectures for performance, security and scalability certification in WWT’s state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center (ATC), a unique multi-vendor testing and validation environment created through over $500 million in investment, and take advantage of WWT’s deep integration and deployment expertise through its global Integration Centers.
For developers and device makers, the ability to take advantage of MobiledgeX-powered resources will not require modification to existing application development workflows, tools or operations. Compatibility simply requires they indicate which layers of their application should be served from the nearest edge to enable new and better mobile experiences. Developers and device makers also will be able to take advantage of edge services enabled by the unique data that lives within the mobile network.
“We are excited to announce this initiative knowing it will remove investment risk, maximize utilization and industrialize supply chain for an infrastructure space that is very fragmented, very confusing and not optimized for cost,” said Joe Wojtal, vice president of open systems and solutions for WWT. “After validation, we also will supply the pre-configured constellations and release the blueprint findings with MobiledgeX.”