VMware Enhances Edge Computing Capabilities to Drive Digital Transformation

VMware has introduced a range of solutions and partnerships to accelerate digital transformation at the edge. With a focus on simplifying operations, enhancing security, and utilizing generative AI, these innovations aim to support enterprises and service providers in their edge computing deployments.

7 November 2023 – VMware, Inc. has unveiled new solutions and extended partnerships aimed at supporting customers in expediting their digital transformation at the edge. Building upon their recent launch of VMware Software-Defined Edge, these innovations and integrations are set to streamline edge environments, enhance security, and modernize operations. The key highlights include:

  • VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator Telemetry: This feature is designed to offer better visibility into edge workloads, enabling users to gain insight into end devices and contextual information to enhance problem resolution.
  • Intelligent Assist for VMware Software-Defined Edge: Leveraging generative artificial intelligence (AI), this solution simplifies the management and automation of edge workloads, users, and IoT devices. It is aimed at addressing the complexity of edge environments and the skillset gap.
  • Collaboration with Microsoft Security Copilot: VMware is teaming up with Microsoft to provide VMware SASE customers with the option to share insights from their SASE deployment, enhancing threat detection and response capabilities.
  • VMware Telco Cloud Automation 3.0 with Workflow Hub: This offering facilitates the rapid rollout of cell sites, allowing Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to define repeatable workflows and scale them across their network, reducing operating expenses.
  • Integration with Symantec: VMware is integrating with Broadcom Inc.’s Symantec to provide consistent security across all edge locations, applications, users, and devices.

VMware defines the software-defined edge as a distributed digital infrastructure that runs workloads near endpoints, extending to where users and devices are, including offices, cell sites, and factory floors. This encompasses three layers: the top edge compute layer, the intelligent overlay where SD-WAN and security services operate, and the underlay network layer for network connectivity across fixed and 5G networks.

Sanjay Uppal, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider and Edge at VMware, commented on the significance of the software-defined edge, its deployment phases, and its potential to drive generative AI, enhanced security, and advanced automation across the edge portfolio.

Author: Terry KS

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