AWS Wavelength, Verizon 5G, and Mobile Edge Computing
With Verizon’s recent announcement adding 5G Edge to more cities, such as Atlanta, Cloud Rush is posed to help your business capitalize on this competitive advantage that is transforming industries. Edge computing is essential for many emerging applications such as virtual reality, which need local processing of information to reduce traffic volume transported back to centralized data centers for processing. By enabling compute capabilities closer to end-users, developers and enterprises can provide new innovative 5G applications and deliver immersive experiences to a broad audience. Building out these latency-sensitive applications utilizing AWS Wavelength is the first step. Let’s take a look at AWS Wavelength.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Wavelength is an AWS Infrastructure for mobile edge computing applications. It brings AWS services to the Edge of the 5G network to minimize latency when connecting to an application from a mobile device. Wavelength Zones are AWS infrastructure deployments that embed AWS compute and storage services within communications service providers’ data centers at the Edge of the 5G network. So, the traffic from 5G devices can reach Wavelength zones without leaving the network. This will avoid the latency that would result from application traffic having to traverse multiple hops across the Internet to reach their destination. Allowing end users to take full advantage of the latency and bandwidth benefits offered by modern 5G networks.
Benefits of AWS Wavelength
As AWS infrastructures were designed to meet the most stringent requirements, AWS Wavelength is no different. Wavelength combines AWS compute and storage services with the high bandwidth and low latency of 5G networks. Developers can now innovate and build a whole new class of applications that serve end-users with ultra-low latencies over the 5G network. Wavelength lets you use familiar and powerful AWS tools and services to build, manage, secure, and scale your applications. Also, you get the AWS benefits, like elasticity, high- availability, and pay-as-you-go pricing.
There are many use cases for AWS Wavelength, interactive and immersive experiences as well as offloading of data processing tasks are at the top of the list. For example, this technology can help connected vehicles, interactive live video streams, AR/VR, smart factories as well as real time gaming processing power. Services available in Wavelength will help strengthen compute, storage, networking, as well as management and monitoring.
AWS Wavelength combines AWS compute and storage services with the high bandwidth of the Verizon 5G network; if you would like to explore how Amazon Wavelength can help your organization, contact us today to setup a complimentary consultation.