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Azure private multi-access edge compute (MEC)

Deliver ultra-low-latency networking, applications, and services at the enterprise edge. Accelerate time to market, reduce integration complexity, and improve security of end-to-end solutions.

Generate new revenue streams and deliver innovation with MEC solutions

Azure private MEC combines network functions—including 4G and 5G—applications, and edge-optimized Azure services to deliver high performance, ultra-low-latency solutions that address the modern business needs of enterprise customers. The Azure global cloud platform, connectivity, and ecosystem of partners and application developers allows operators and systems integrators to offer innovative enterprise solutions as fully managed services across a broad range of industries.

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Facilitate rapid digital transformation for your enterprise customers with complete edge computing solutions and innovative applications that leverage technology for business value. Simplify the delivery of ultra-low-latency 4G and 5G connectivity at your customer sites and bundle edge applications to create innovative new solutions and revenue streams.

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Application services

Select from a large ecosystem of Microsoft and partner network functions to deliver reliable, high-performance, and secure connectivity solutions at the enterprise edge. Deploy packet core and radio access network functions from the Azure Marketplace to provide private 4G and 5G connectivity that enables the enterprise to reliably and securely run low-latency applications. Expand connectivity options to include SD-WAN, security firewalls, and VPN gateways on a single-edge platform.

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Data services

Easily deploy your Azure private MEC solutions across a range of hardware platforms using Azure Arc and Azure Network Function Manager. Select from a portfolio of Microsoft platform options or use your existing hardware to host solutions that are all managed and monitored in Azure. By integrating compute, connectivity, Azure services, and applications into a single platform, you'll spend less time growing your equipment footprint and more time growing your business.

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Machine learning

Build solutions with Azure services and validated applications from a rich ecosystem of ISV partners that are developing market-specific IoT applications across the Microsoft global customer base. Leverage edge-optimized services such as Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics, and Azure IoT Edge to create intelligent solutions that drive the digital transformation of enterprise networks, processes, and business models across a broad range of industry verticals.

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Simplify the procurement, deployment, and management of new edge offerings in the Azure Marketplace. Trust Azure and partner solutions to scale your new services quickly and efficiently and reduce the cost of technology integration.

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Explore Azure private MEC solution architectures

Discover how to deploy ultra-low-latency applications and network functions at the edge using these reference solution architectures.

Low-latency connections for Industry 4.0 solutions architecture

Low-latency connections for Industry 4.0 solutions

Manufacturers can use private 5G for high performance, low latency connectivity to scale up industrial automation and improve productivity.

Video analytics to enhance customer experiences at a retail store solution architecture

Video analytics to enhance customer experiences at a retail store

Retailers can monitor inventory, track curbside pickup, and cashier queues to take immediate actions to improve customer experience.

Secure and scalable IoT device connectivity for Smart Buildings and Hospitals solution architecture

Secure and scalable IoT device connectivity for Smart Buildings and Hospitals

Commercial buildings and hospitals can provide secure, reliable, and scalable connections to on-premises devices and proactively address issues.

Learn more about Azure private MEC products and services

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Partners are doing great things with Azure private MEC

Tampnet delivers reliable connectivity to oil rigs

Tampnet is using private networks to provide reliable, secure connectivity for managing offshore assets for the oil and gas industry.

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ASOCS innovates with Azure private MEC

ASOCS partnered with Microsoft to create the world's first cloud-native 5G standalone network as a service.


Looking beyond industrial 4.0

Global system integrators Accenture, Cognizant, HCL, and Tech Mahindra are partnering with Microsoft to deliver private MEC solutions that help enterprise customers with their digital transformation.


Azure Network Function Manager simplifies 5G deployments

See how the highly distributed deployment of a Metaswitch Fusion Core instance is dramatically simplified by Azure Network Function Manager. Discover the tools that aid in the provisioning, monitoring, and troubleshooting of 5G Core functions and sessions.

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