Altran, an engineering and R&D services company, and Ori Industries, a cloud computing infrastructure firm, recently announced that they are collaborating on a developer-centric initiative to help promote federated multi-access edge computing.
Altran and Ori reportedly have already started working with major mobile network operators to progress a mobility-friendly approach to edge computing. As a result of their collaboration, the partners said, developers will be better able to deploy applications, and operators will be able to launch and monetize industry use cases that are interoperable across different networks and geographies.
Federated multi-access edge computing (MEC) establishes separate channels that can interconnect MEC systems between each carrier so that service providers can provide the same 5G services regardless of region or carrier.
“We are excited to team with Ori and bring our deep industry expertise in the communications, automotive, healthcare and aerospace sectors to address the full spectrum of requirements from private and public networking, cloud infrastructure and edge application development,” said Shamik Mishra, VP, Research and Innovation, Altran.
“Our solution delivers innovation at the network edge on a global scale,” said Mahdi Yahya, CEO, Ori Industries. “By combining Altran’s reach and system integration capabilities across multiple industries and networks with our own expertise and products in cloud-native edge computing, we are offering the developer community the ability to build once and deploy globally over unchartered infrastructure, ushering in the era of next-generation cloud computing.”
As with most other technology transitions, edge computing will depend on the ecosystem to meet developer expectations by simplifying application development and delivery from DevOps, mobile operator support and industry systems integration. The Altran-Ori collaboration is set to explore the best practices and methodologies to deploy industrial applications on 4G/5G private and campus networks, the companies said in the release.
Altran and Ori are already members of the LF Edge Foundation, an umbrella organization that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system.
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Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.
Edited by Ken Briodagh