Wipro launches 5G-based edge services to help enterprises leverage data

Wipro launches 5G-based edge services to help enterprises leverage data
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23 Jul, 2020

Information technology (IT) services firm Wipro said that it has launched 5G-based edge computing services to help enterprises gain real-time visibility and data insights for infrastructure management.

These solutions will extend the Bengaluru-based company’s BoundaryLess Enterprise - Universal Edge portfolio, as per a statement. The solutions are built with IBM Tririga and Edge Application Manager, which can leverage 5G network capabilities, it added. 

The offering allows communication service providers and mobile tower operators to deploy their applications into dispersed edge devices, the country's fourth largest software exporter said. 

The artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based services address challenges of edge computing by providing real-time visibility and data insights, it said. This will help enable holistic management of edge infrastructure for mission-critical applications in manufacturing, transport, healthcare, oil and gas and retail industries, it added.

“Our strong telecommunication domain capabilities, coupled with leadership in cloud and infrastructure lifecycle and investment in the Wipro IBM Novus Lounge, equips us well to deliver these industry-specific solutions. This will enable efficient deployment and management of infrastructure with 5G and edge for our customers in various industries,” KR Sanjiv, CTO of Wipro, said.

Additionally, Wipro has joined the IBM Edge Ecosystem, an initiative to help partners implement open standards-based cloud native solutions that can be deployed to autonomously manage edge applications. Combined with IBM Edge Application Manager and Tririga, Wipro's solutions are expected to address a range of concerns related to deploying and managing globally distributed services on devices, private edges and telecom operator’s multi-access edge points, the company said in the statement.

“The convergence of 5G and edge computing is set to spark new levels of innovation, and this, in turn, will fuel a broad ecosystem of providers to co-create for a growing set of edge opportunities,” Evaristus Mainsah, general manager of cloud, Cloud Pak and edge ecosystem at IBM, said. Wipro said that the solution will offer customers better data control, reduced costs, faster insights and actions while automating and securing operations.

Last month, IBM and Wipro announced a collaboration to develop hybrid cloud offerings to help businesses migrate, manage and transform mission-critical workloads across public or private cloud and on-premises IT environments. As part of the agreement, they also launched Wipro IBM Novus Lounge to accelerate client innovation and bring such industry-ready solutions from public and private clouds to the edge.

In an earnings report released earlier this month, Wipro witnessed a flat growth of 0.1% in net profit to Rs 2,390 crore for the first quarter of the financial year 2020-21, while its revenue declined 4.4% in constant currency.