Antin Infrastructure Partners snaps up UK data centres through Pulsant takeover

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Antin Infrastructure Partners has acquired Pulsant, a provider of data centre and cloud infrastructure in the UK.

Pulsant owns and operates a portfolio of 10 data centres across seven cities in the UK. It provides essential data centre and cloud infrastructure, including colocation, private cloud, and network connectivity to more than 1,000 private enterprise and public sector customers.

Demand for UK data centre and cloud infrastructure is expected to continue growing...

IBM partners with Scale Computing to deliver edge solutions at scale

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Scale Computing, a specialist in edge computing, virtualisation and hyperconverged solutions, has begun collaborating with IBM to help organisations adopt an edge computing strategy.

Scale Computing is delivering on-premises edge computing solutions for applications that are designed to be flexible and intelligent to help address high-availability and resilience.

A recent IBM Institute for Business Value report, ‘Why organisations are betting on edge computing:...

LEOcloud and Ramon.Space work together on satellite-hosted edge computing

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Satellite comms startup LEOcloud and supercomputer firm Ramon.Space have entered into a partnership to develop satellite-hosted cloud edge computing capabilities for commercial, government and military customers. 

The capabilities are expected to provide dynamic, scalable virtual resources supporting a container operating environment.

LEOcloud's Space Edge Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation will enable a global reach of cloud edge computing services for their...

XCO gains funding for chronic disease edge computing tech

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XCO Tech, a specialist in movement, biometric & cognition tracking technology, has confirmed it will receive advisory services and funding of up to $1m (£720,000) from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) over three years.

The cash will be used to advance research and development of embedded AI-based technologies for chronic disease assessment and monitoring. 

The use of funds includes support of XCO's role...

Verizon takes BlueJeans to the edge for video conferencing improvements

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Verizon Business has unveiled new BlueJeans Meetings features for iPadOS, iOS and Android, as well as new device partnerships and applications aimed at unlocking the power of Verizon Mobile Edge Compute.

With the new features and increased support for network edge-based video delivery on mobile devices, Verizon Business hopes to drive real-time video collaboration, remote assistance and more to meet every distributed business need.

Eric Spadafora, VP and GM, BlueJeans by...

Pratexo concludes multi million pound seed round for edge computing investment

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Pratexo, a specialist in edge computing and distributed cloud platform for artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, has completed a $3.5 million (£2.54m) round of fundraising.

The company plans to use the money to accelerate its platform development and go-to-market efforts across North America and Europe.

Pratexo provides a technology platform to support IoT and artificial intelligence strategies and initiatives, which demand compute...

Ericsson and Google Cloud collaborate to create edge cloud tech for telcos

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Google Cloud and Ericsson have teamed up to develop 5G and edge cloud solutions to help communications service providers (CSPs) digitally transform and to unlock new enterprise and consumer use cases.

Globally, industries with edge presences - including communication service providers, retailers, manufacturers, transport businesses, healthcare and media/entertainment providers - face pressures to build more digitised businesses and new digital experiences for their...

Comms tech firm brings the cloud closer with launch of Cox EdgeSM

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Cox Communications, based in Georgia, US, has launched Cox EdgeSM, a full stack edge-cloud computing service. 

Offering ultra-low latency compute solutions, the service is intended to help customers to improve application performance, and reduce cloud transport and on-premise infrastructure costs.

The shape of the internet is evolving. Increasingly immersive digital experiences require faster application performance and response times to delight consumers....

Macrometa raises £14.38 million and expands its edge cloud network

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Macrometa, an edge computing cloud and global data network (GDN) for developers, has closed a $20 million (£14.38m) Series A funding round.

This raise comes less than eight months after the $7m (£5.03m) seed round, bringing Macrometa's total funding to date to $29m (£20.85m) since the founding of the company in 2017. The new round was led by Pelion Venture Partners, with the participation from existing investors DNX Ventures, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), Partech Partners,...

Vodafone launches Europe’s first multi-access edge computing services

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Vodafone has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch multi-access edge compute (MEC) services delivered with AWS Wavelength for Vodafone business customers in the UK.

The launch follows Vodafone trials with companies in a range of areas, including sports technology, autonomous transport, biometric security, remote virtual reality, and factory automation. Vodafone is the only telecoms operator able to offer business customers the combination of 5G and MEC services in the...