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DevOps & Cloud

A deep dive into Verizon’s approach to virtualization and practical advice for your first distributed app on 5G Edge.

By Brent Segner, Network Infrastructure Planning, Verizon

With the exponential increase in cloud computing over the last decade, one of the problems that has emerged is the efficient placement of workloads. This problem is compounded when you attempt to place workloads with greatly diversified resource requirements into environments with limited capacity over different geographies. As the workload placement is a multidimensional problem, it is necessary to consider multiple dimensions, such as CPU usage, memory and network bandwidth, in conjunction with external constraints, including latency and site availability. …


IoT & DevOps

Build your first IoT application at the edge with Verizon ThingSpace and AWS Wavelength

Robert Belson, Corporate Strategy, Verizon

Josh Foster, Technical Solutions Engineer, AVNET

About this post

Over the past few weeks, you might have seen examples of how to build your first 5G Edge application with AWS Wavelength, or your first edge ML Inference app. But what about Internet of Things (IoT) applications?

In this tutorial, we document how to get your first CAT-M1 4G LTE-enabled IoT device up and running with a Raspberry Pi device and connect to 5G Edge.

Requirements and getting started

To build this tutorial, a Verizon ThingSpace account is required for your IoT connectivity plan, and you will need the Monarch Go IoT device…


DevOps & Cloud

Best practices for building 5G Edge applications that enable the next generation of disruptive digital experiences.

By Chafik Taiebennefs, 5G Edge Professional Services, Verizon

Life happens at the edge.

Life, in the real world, is a culmination of experiences that happen in the here and now. In the digital world, here and now are defined by the real-time understanding of our location, our interactions and the events around us. We exist in a densely digitized “edge,” where everything has a processor, is connected and produces a constant stream of data that captures our every digital move.

Living such hyperconnected lives raises the bar on the type of digital experiences we have — and will — come…


DevOps & Cloud

Why you need a 5G network and mobile edge computing (MEC) infrastructure to deliver ultra low latency applications

Robert Belson, Corporate Strategy, Verizon

Mobile edge computing (MEC) is poised to become one of the most exciting cloud computing technologies to date. With more deployment flexibility across the rising number of edge locations and new performance characteristics that were previously unrealizable, MEC has the opportunity to not only enable new use cases but transform existing applications as part of the everlasting race to optimize applications beyond what we can do today.

While the benefits of MEC — ultra-low latency, high throughput, and compute topologically closer to the end user — are well known, the differentiating factors between MEC and…


DEVOPS & CLOUD

Launch your first Amazon EC2 instance in a Wavelength Zone using Boto3 and Python

Robert Belson​, Corporate Strategy, Verizon
Saravanan Shanmugam​, Lead AWS Wavelength Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

About this post

5G Edge and AWS® Wavelength are available in a growing number of cities across the country. That means you can now build applications at the network edge across seven Wavelength Zones in:

  • Boston (us-east-1-wl1-bos-wlz-1)
  • San Francisco Bay Area (us-west-2-wl1-sfo-wlz-1)
  • Atlanta (us-east-1-wl1-atl-wlz-1)
  • Washington, DC (us-east-1-wl1-was-wlz-1)
  • New York City (us-east-1-wl1-nyc-wlz-1)
  • Dallas (us-east-1-wl1-dfw-wlz-1)
  • Miami (us-east-1-wl1-mia-wlz-1)

While many of you are deploying applications today on 5G Edge using the Amazon Web Services® (AWS) command-line interface (CLI) or AWS Management Console, we’ve been hearing questions about how you can automate…


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End-to-end delay and network latency in a nutshell

October 13, 2020| Robert Belson — Corporate Strategy at Verizon

Throughout the course of history, application developers and network architects sought to optimize application latency to the nth degree via clever quality-of-experience (QoE) optimizations rather than altering the underlying network connection. We have seen this occur especially with static content via content delivery networks (CDNs).

But today, it is possible to reduce latency in the underlying network. This capability can result in greenfield application architectures but may also raise a series of questions. …


Following the recent launch of Verizon 5G Edge in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), we started this blog to explore issues that impact application experience in this new world of 5G, distributed architectures and distributed computing.

Sep 22, 2020 | Srini Kalapala— Vice President, Technology Strategy, Innovation, and Cloud at Verizon

Following the recent launch of Verizon 5G Edge in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), we started this blog to explore issues that impact application experience in this new world of 5G, distributed architectures and distributed computing.

Here are some of the topics we’ll be writing about in the weeks to come:

  • New 5G Edge service announcements and regional expansions
  • New development tools to support applications at the network edge
  • Interviews with our network engineers to share tips and tricks for effective edge architecture and…

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