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DevOps & Cloud

We want to make it easier than ever for you to orchestrate application traffic for your . The power of MEC resides in part in its ability to provide local computing with low latency, by having mobile clients use the nearest MEC node to handle application traffic. Until now, doing so has been unnecessarily complex and has relied on undifferentiated heavy lifting, including identifying client geolocation through best-effort services or, even worse, manually mapping carrier IP addresses.

Introducing the Verizon Edge Discovery Service

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the , which addresses the most…


DevOps

Building your first Tweet processing application at the network edge

: PMC Chair Apache Storm and Distinguished Software Systems Engineer, Verizon Media

: Developer Relations, Verizon

An intro to stream processing at the edge

with present boundless opportunities for distributed applications with ultralow latency at scale. However, for distributed real-time computation, Apache Storm stands out as an easy-to-use approach to reliably processing data streams in near real time.

Take a distributed advertising application, for example. Wouldn’t it be valuable to syndicate social media insights in real time, to provide users with personalized ads far faster than is generally done today?

So, in this tutorial, we’ll explore how to launch an Apache…


DevOps & Cloud

Mark Persiko, Sr. DevOps Engineer at Verizon Location Technology

Bryan Kobler, Sr. DevOps Engineer at Verizon Location Technology

Summary

Verizon Location Technology deployed Kubernetes and a location-based application to Verizon 5G Edge with AWS® Wavelength. The application powerfully illustrates the difference 5G Edge makes in application latency and location-based service interaction.

Key takeaways:

  • 5G Edge works with familiar Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources and services
  • Kubernetes supports declarative application deployment to 5G Edge

You can use 5G Edge for application functions that require low latency and local compute offload from application clients

Introduction

The Verizon Location Technology team recently extended its infrastructure…


DevOps

A guide to right-sizing infrastructure in a mobile edge computing environment

Gene Bagwell, Senior Evolution Architect, Verizon

Robert Belson, Corporate Strategy, Verizon

About this post

In the cloud computing literature, CPU utilization is one of the most popular infrastructure monitoring metrics and is widely available across the major cloud service providers’ management tools. However, in a mobile edge computing (MEC) environment, carefully selected infrastructure metrics are of paramount importance to developers — to ensure that infrastructure is sufficiently elastic, as well as that teams aren’t overpaying for idle compute cycles.

In this post, we’ll unearth one of the most popular misconceptions in infrastructure monitoring and offer a series of recommendations for how you can…


DevOps & Cloud

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

By , 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

, Corporate Strategy, Verizon

, Technical Solutions Engineer, AVNET

About this post

Over the past few weeks, you might have seen examples of how to build your with AWS Wavelength, or your first edge . 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 IoT device…


DevOps & Cloud

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

By , 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 low latency applications

, 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 —low latency, high throughput, and compute topologically closer to the end user — are well known, the differentiating factors between MEC and other…


DEVOPS & CLOUD

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

​, Corporate Strategy, Verizon
​, 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…


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. …

Verizon 5G Edge Blog

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