Accenture has made a strategic investment to enhance value for its clients as edge computing accelerates, the company reported on Friday. The agreement was made through Accenture Ventures, in Synadia Communications.
“Enterprise data is increasingly being created at the edge and the ability to securely message across the edge application landscape is critical,” said Sanjeev Vohra, senior managing director, Growth & Strategy, Accenture Technology. “Powered by NATS.io, Synadia provides capabilities we believe will provide value for our clients now and in the future as edge computing accelerates.”
Synadia Communications has supported the open source NATS.io project that has provided scalable, secure communications technology for digital systems, services and devices. The agreement will provide secure, flexible, extensible and future-proof communications capability across cloud, on-premises, web, mobile and Internet of Things environments.
Synadia will also support differentiated Adaptive Edge Architecture. The company’s cloud-native messaging technology will enable companies to build a new class of edge applications with improved security, latency and ease-of-use over today’s options.
The company is the latest addition to the investment portfolio of Accenture Ventures, which is focused on investing in companies that create or apply disruptive enterprise technologies. Terms of the equity investment were not disclosed.
“Our investment in Synadia and the NATS.io ecosystem demonstrates Accenture Ventures’ commitment to discover and curate the next generation of technologies and entrepreneurs that will forever change how the world works, lives and plays. We believe that Synadia offers our enterprise clients a foundational piece of data security and resiliency needed for edge computing,” said Tom Lounibos, managing director, Accenture Ventures.
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