Dell Technologies, FedEx and Switch collaborated to develop exascale multi-cloud edge infrastructure services. This collaboration will compute, storage and connectivity to the network edge and help customers overcome performance barriers for latency-sensitive applications.
Multi-cloud edge compute
Technology hubs will be built across the United States to support multiple cloud environments with Switch’s edge data centers and Dell Technologies’ cloud infrastructure. The hubs will be located in strategic, secure FedEx locations, with the first underway in Memphis, Tenn.
John Roese, global chief technology officer, Dell Technologies, said,
“The increasing pace of business is creating a growing reliance on near real-time connectivity to data that resides on the edge. In working with FedEx and Switch, we can create a more local cloud-based environment, offering customers faster access to their workloads and data for greater flexibility and speed.”
Switch will deliver 100% uptime at the edge by utilizing Class 4 EDGE data center, the Switch MOD 15, interconnected with Switch’s four PRIME data center campus locations. Dell Technologies will be the managed solution provider of choice. The data centers’ infrastructure will include Dell Technologies servers, hyper-converged infrastructure, storage and networking products.
FedEx will provide the real estate and a portion of the construction and infrastructure costs. As the first consumer of these services, FedEx will provide enterprise end-user technical expertise as the basis for end-state product offerings.
“The access to multi-cloud edge compute provided by this collaboration with Dell and Switch will allow them to continue reimagining what is possible from their unique position at the intersection of physical and digital worlds,” according to Rob Carter, executive vice president and chief information officer, FedEx Corporation and president and co-CEO, FedEx Services.