Edge Compute and Private 5G: Ready for Digital Transformation

Providing a cloud native edge compute platform capable of services across many enterprise industries.

2022 will be a pivotal year for enterprise digital transformation as modular cloud native edge compute and private 5G network equipment, devices and spectrum become more available. Digital transformation is not an option for enterprises. It is table stakes for enterprises to stay ahead of their competition, drive continuous cost reductions, while creating new offerings to generate new revenue streams. Dell Technologies Services Edge 1.2 release offers edge computing and private 5G, ready now for enterprise digital transformation.

According to IDC, manufacturing and retail businesses are among the top in edge spending forecasts. Retailers understand consumers demand an omni-channel experience. Manufacturing and resources companies are constantly looking for new ways to automate and to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Based on a survey conducted by Analysys Mason and Accedian, 76% of manufacturers plan to adopt private 5G by 2024. Automating the detection of defects using sensors or robotics, predictive maintenance to reduce downtime, robotics such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to reduce labor costs and computer vision to detect safety compliances are just some examples of use cases where fast computation with milliseconds latency is critical. Private 5G networks provide low latency connectivity for sensors and devices, generating volumes of data to be processed on the premise edge, thereby providing data sovereignty, privacy, control and security to enterprises.

Private 5G provides a stable, reliable network for mission-critical industrial applications such as powering digital mines, closing connectivity gaps in remote mining areas, providing employee safety and increasing productivity. Dell Technologies, a key infrastructure and technology partner of Rogers Business 5G wireless private network (WPN) solution for the launch of the Kirkland Lake Gold’s Detour Lake Mine, the second-largest gold producing mine in Canada, provides scalable, modular, virtualized edge infrastructure enabling end-to-end reliability, redundancy and low latency network.

Communications service providers (CSPs) play an important role in the success of enterprise digital transformation. TBR reported CSPs will represent over 77% of the total edge infrastructure market, which is projected to total $100B in 2025. An Analysys Mason and Accedian survey reported 68% of manufacturers are interested in working with managed service providers with the expertise to deploy private 5G network. CSPs can bundle cloud and edge infrastructure, SD-WAN and network security and transport in an as-a-service offering to simplify edge deployment and help enterprises scale their investment according to the growth of the business.

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