VMware Launches New NG-IA Montreal Research and Innovation Center

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Partnerships with Canadian universities and the innovation community will advance research in cloud, networking and AI technologies to support the development of 5G networks+ and 6G

MONTRAL, the Oct 11, 2022 /CNW/ – VMware (NYSE: VMW), a leader in enterprise software innovation, today announced the opening of its new NG-IA VMware Research and Innovation Center. This center will bring together VMware’s expertise in multi-cloud infrastructure, advanced networking, and modern application development with the latest emerging cloud development techniques, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. ) and machine learning (AA), to provide a sustainable solution to 5G technologies+ and 6G.

“Montral has one of the largest clusters of AI researchers in the world, as well as a thriving community of innovative start-ups,” said Kit ColbertVMware CTO. ?Through partnerships with researchers, start-ups, and industry partners, we will be able to bring together cloud computing, networking, and AI to build sustainable, human-centric 6G technologies. ?

The new NG-IA research and innovation center is part of the TETRA initiative. Located within Centech and TS Montral, it supports three connected programs:

  • Research applies : In partnership with Mitacs, VMware is working with researchers across the Canada to develop 5G technologies+ and 6G, improve digital equity and rethink the architecture of the internet in an open network.
  • New research and innovation laboratory NG-IA: The Research and Innovation Lab provides researchers and industrial partners with access to state-of-the-art software and hardware that allows them to rapidly validate and demonstrate key concepts.
  • Modern App Development Hub (Factory SW) : The VMware Tanzu Modern Application Development Hub provides VMware customers and partners with access to VMware Tanzu solutions and open source technologies. The offering will include Spring and .Net development expertise and tools, development accelerators, automated container build service, support for any Kubernetes-compliant runtime, and the ability to create, Run and manage software supply chains that meet speed, stability, economy, security, and scalability requirements.

Through partnerships with Mitacs, Centech and the IEEE, VMware will also provide selected researchers and start-ups with access to the new NG-IA Innovation Lab and VMware Tanzu Modern Application Development Hub.

“The new NG-IA Research and Innovation Center will enable local, national and international research collaboration, and will contribute significantly to Montreal’s innovation ecosystem,” said John Hepburn, CEO of Mitacs. ?We are proud to support this essential research to develop 6G technologies, ensuring that they are sustainable, equitable and serve the interests of Canadians across the country.?

Partnership with Centech to support Montreal start-ups

With access to VMware’s modern application development tools, select Centech Associate partners and start-ups will have free access to Tanzu solutions and open source technology. This set of professional, platform-specific tools will allow participants to learn better how to build, deliver and manage cloud applications designed to run on any Kubernetes system on-premises, in the public cloud or in edge environments.

“Having access to VMware Tanzu technology is an incredible advantage for our entrepreneurs,” said RichardChenier, CEO of Centech. ?Access to these powerful tools will allow start-ups to rapidly deploy modern applications, dramatically accelerating time to market and enabling deployment in any environment.?

Fighting the digital divide

VMware, Mitacs, and the IEEE Future Networks Initiative also announced the first award category specific to the Canada as part of the challenge Connecting the unconnected(in English), which aims to find new solutions for universal and affordable access to the Internet.

“The Internet is a vital access point to education, economic opportunity, and health information and services,” said MaryWard-Callan, IEEE’s general manager of technical activities. ?However, almost half the world is still not online. Through our partnership with VMware and Mitacs, we want to cooperate with Canadian competitors willing to tackle this humanitarian issue.?

The 2023 challenge will kick off in the spring of 2023, including the challenge specifically for Canadian researchers that was jointly developed by the IEEE, VMware and Mitacs.

The Honorable Franois-PhilippeChampagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, said: “Canada is home to some of the brightest minds in emerging areas of technology like automated intelligence and machine learning. automatique. This investment will further strengthen our ability to address some of the most important challenges facing our society, including the resilience of our communications network, and ultimately support Canadians across the country.?

?With some of the best researchers and a pool of more than 27,000 highly qualified talents, Montreal’s world-renowned expertise in artificial intelligence has much to offer for developing 5G technologies.+ and 6G sustainable and accessible?, said Stphane Paquet, President and CEO of Montral International. ?The last two and a half years have shown us how essential reliable Internet connections are to our well-being. This new Research and Innovation Center places our metropolis, once again, at the forefront of cities where knowledge and talent are there to meet pressing challenges with the highest quality standards.?

?VMware’s decision to establish its next NG-IA research and innovation center in Qubec demonstrates Qubec’s attractiveness and expertise in the technology sector. The Investissement Qubec International teams are proud to have supported and guided VMware in the development of their project. The establishment of the Center will help advance important research on 6G networks and will offer Quebec start-ups the opportunity to test and develop their technology, said Hubert BolducPresident of Investissement Qubec International.

About VMware

VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all applications, enabling digital innovation while maintaining business control. As the trusted platform for accelerating innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build for the future. Down Palo Altoin California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. For more information, visit www.vmware.com/en/company.html.

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