UST strives to provide comprehensive digital solutions with enhanced customization and support capabilities.
Currently, 90% of the data generated at edge data cannot be processed seamlessly in real-time, thereby diminishing its value.
The agreement equips Barbara for long-term success by collaborating with UST to tackle the challenges of digital transformation while building a robust partner ecosystem.
UST, a prominent company for digital transformation solutions, has entered into a partnership with Barbara to facilitate private, secure, real-time digital transformation by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence.
Together, UST and Barbara will be able to leverage data generated at the 'Edge' by various IoT devices, industrial facilities, and equipment machinery. Currently, 90% of this data cannot be processed seamlessly in real-time, devaluing it.
This collaboration will enable UST to provide customers with access to a premier orchestration platform capable of deploying, monitoring, and maintaining applications, devices, and AI at the edge at scale. AI at the edge refers to the deployment of artificial intelligence in an edge computing environment, where computation takes place closer to the source than in a central cloud facility or isolated data center.
Head of Smart Data & AI, Spain and South America at UST, Ignacio Marrero, stated,
For UST, this agreement will allow us to expand our capacity to develop AI solutions while also extending reach to devices on the edge. By collaborating with Barbara, we will be able to deploy our agile strategy for the training and deployment of AI models.
[Source: Cision PR Newswire]
The focus of this partnership lies in efficiently processing data generated at the 'Edge' through numerous IoT devices, industrial plants, and equipment machines. Currently, a significant portion of this data cannot be processed in real-time, resulting in a loss of value. Deploying AI at the edge involves utilizing artificial intelligence in an edge computing setting closer to the data source than central cloud facilities or remote data centers.
David Purón, Chief Executive Officer at Barbara, said that, through their collaboration with UST, they would expedite the launch of projects necessitating edge capabilities, providing increased security, zero latency, and enhanced flexibility. He noted that this partnership allowed both companies to leverage their respective strengths and expertise in developing tailored digitization solutions for clients.
This collaboration aims to orchestrate intelligent applications at scale across edge infrastructure, utilizing real-time data processing and local storage. By doing so, UST and Barbara intend to expedite the development of intelligent, cyber-secure, and decentralized applications for Industry 4.0.
The advantages of employing AI at the edge include lower operational costs, quicker operations, enhanced customer experiences due to faster responses, and a competitive edge through localized data processing with improved privacy measures. Additionally, it eliminates latency, ensures regulatory and cybersecurity compliance, maintains operations in low connectivity environments, and delivers significant bandwidth cost savings. The partnership also positions Barbara to address digital transformation challenges alongside UST as they collaborate to establish a robust partner ecosystem.