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Verizon gains data insight using AI app on Red Hat OpenShift

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Verizon gathers 5G data insights with AI and Red Hat OpenShift

To help its developers use 5G data insight to build innovative new services, Verizon and its division Verizon Media created Leo, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform and application. By certifying Leo for Red Hat OpenShift, Verizon gained the scalability and responsiveness to benefit from near real-time data from the network edge and stay ahead of competition in a new but growing market.

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  • Accelerated application delivery using real-time edge data 
  • Established scalability to respond to 5G data growth
  • Improved application security and performance

Verizon embraces transformative innovation with 5G

5G connectivity offers new data opportunities for the communications industry. To take advantage of new insight from this data ahead of the market, Verizon and its division Verizon Media sought to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to help its developers create new customer-facing services. For example, large-scale AI inferencing—providing data evaluation after training—at Verizon’s network edge would support near real-time decision making.

Supporting AI-based edge insight with enterprise Kubernetes

Verizon and Verizon Media created Leo, an AI-based edge intelligence platform and application, to provide new data insight across a variety of use cases, from crew safety and touchless travel to video analytics, drone-based delivery, smart manufacturing, and more.

The company chose Red Hat OpenShift to support Leo’s continued development across Verizon’s cloud environments. Red Hat OpenShift, an enterprise Kubernetes platform, provides a consistent cross-environment foundation for innovative application development at scale, including robust automation capabilities and comprehensive, continuous security. Verizon successfully migrated more than 1,000 containers to the new platform from its previous solution.

Inspired by its shift to enterprise open source container technology, Verizon Media joined the Enterprise Neurosystem project, an AI and machine learning (ML) open source research community effort.

Staying ahead of competition with new, intelligent services running on Red Hat OpenShift with Kubernetes orchestration

Accelerated application delivery using real-time edge data 

By creating a more reliable, consistent developer experience, Verizon has improved its time to market for new, innovative applications. “Red Hat OpenShift helps us harness edge data and deliver real-time intelligence,” said Ganesh Harinath, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Media. 

Established scalability to respond to massive data growth

With a modular, container-based foundation on Red Hat OpenShift, Verizon can accommodate the anticipated potential of 5G at the network edge. Its platforms can now process more than 1 million AI inferences per second. As a result, Verizon has improved prediction accuracy for thousands of edge appliances and endpoints.

Improved AI system performance

Ongoing, iterative development and delivery of updates to its AI-powered applications help keep Leo functioning correctly and Verizon’s systems protected from errors or vulnerabilities, even at distributed locations.

Learn more about how Red Hat supports Verizon 5G initiatives on the Red Hat blog.

About Verizon Media

Verizon Media is a division of Verizon Communications, focused on the media and online business. It is one of the world’s largest technology communications companies. https://www.verizonmedia.com/

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