One of the largest telecom service providers in India Bharti Airtel has come to collaborate with the Us-based leading technology company IBM to deploy Airtel's edge computing platform in India.
According to the company, after the deployment, the platform will allow large enterprises across multiple industries including manufacturing and automotive to accelerate innovative solutions to deliver new value to their clients and operations.
Airtel’s edge computing platform, deployed as a hybrid environment based on IBM Cloud Satellite and Red Hat OpenShift®, extends secured and open cloud services wherever data resides.
Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO – Enterprise, Airtel Business said, “As India gears up to experience 5G, we see a massive opportunity to help businesses across industries transform how they deliver goods and services. We have the largest network of edge data centers available in India under the Extra brand and we will leverage our work with IBM to help Indian businesses address their critical business needs with greater efficiency, making it significantly easier for companies to process workloads where their data resides.”
The edge computing platform will be deployed to 120 network data centers across 20 cities mentioned by the company.