Intel takes aim at 5G Edge Computing with Smart Edge buy

The Smart Edge platform is built to run on Intel technologies.

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Smart Edge intelligent-edge platform business from Pivot Technology Solutions, an IT infrastructure and service provider.

Smart Edge is a cloud-native, scalable and secure platform for multi-access edge computing (MEC). Edge computing is an opportunity that is accelerating with the rollout of 5G networks.

“This transaction enhances our ability to address the 5G network transformation with a leading position in edge computing,” said Dan Rodriguez, Intel vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Network Compute Division. “We plan to take full advantage of our combined technologies and teams to accelerate the development of the edge computing market while creating a compelling solution for customers.”

The Smart Edge platform is built to run on Intel technologies. Smart Edge’s software is also highly complementary with Intel’s OpenNESS (Open Network Edge Services Software) project.

Approximately 25 Smart Edge employees will join Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group (NCLG) when the transaction closes, which is expected in the coming weeks.

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