IBM and Red Hat launch new edge computing solutions for the 5G era

New offerings and partner ecosystem pave the way for enterprises and telcos to deploy and manage AI, IoT and analytics workloads at the edge

Red Hat, IBM, Cloud, Edge Computing, Enterprise, Telco

IBM has announced the launch of a new services of solutions backed by a broad ecosystem of partners to help enterprises and telcos speed up their transition to edge computing in the 5G era. The launch combines IBM’s experience and expertise in multicloud environments with Red Hat’s open source technology, which became part of IBM last year.

“In today’s uncertain environment, our clients are looking to differentiate themselves by creating more innovative, responsive user experiences that are adaptive and continuously available – from the data center all the way out to the edge,” said Denis Kennelly, general manager, IBM Hybrid Cloud.

“IBM is helping clients unlock the full potential of edge computing and 5G with hybrid multicloud offerings that bring together Red Hat OpenShift and our industry expertise to address enterprise needs in a way no other company can.”

IBM’s new offerings run on Red Hat OpenShift, the leading enterprise Kubernetes platform that runs everywhere -- from the data centre to multiple public clouds to the edge. They enable enterprises to overcome the complexity of managing workloads across a massive volume of devices from different vendors and provide telcos the agility they need to quickly deliver edge-enabled services to customers. Clients across industries can now fully realise the benefits of edge computing, including running AI and analytics at the edge to achieve insights closer to where the work is done.

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