DataQube Global’s edge data centre at the heart of £20m development

DataQube Global Edge Unit

DataQube Global’s 5G-ready edge data centre system has been selected by Glendine Developments to support an ‘edge data centre campus’ in Basingstoke.

The property developer plan to turn two vacant business park properties into a co-working edge campus with research and development as well as recreational facilities.

An edge data centre campus consists of micro data centres located closer to users than conventional data centres that hold facilities for use by...

JFrog acquires Upswift to bring DevOps closer to the edge

JFrog Upswift Acquisition

Software company JFrog has acquired Upswift, a device management platform for IoT, for an undisclosed amount in an effort to bolster its edge compute offering.

Upswift develops software that is deployed as a binary file on an edge computing platform to make it possible to continuously deliver software across multiple edge devices.

This approach means organisations can deploy software regardless of if the target platform is only running Linux, containers, or a virtual...

ESPN Edge Innovation Centre launches with Accenture, Microsoft, Verizon

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Sports entertainment platform ESPN has launched its ESPN Edge Innovation Centre in collaboration with technology leaders Accenture, Microsoft, and Verizon.

The centre’s aim is to explore how 5G, augmented and virtual reality, and mobile edge computing can provide new ways for fans to experience sports.

With support from the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) technology team, alongside the three aforementioned tech giants, ESPN will explore and develop...

Verizon delivers edge cloud solution through Microsoft Azure partnership

Verizon and Microsoft Azure’s 5G edge computing partnership is beginning to bear fruit.

The partners announced their coalition last year and this week have unveiled an on-premises, private edge compute solution that provides ultra-low latency for deploying near real-time enterprise applications.

“Our partnership with Microsoft brings 5G Edge to enterprises, dropping latency at the edge, helping critical, performance-impacting applications respond more quickly and...

Forced Physics DCT deploys new edge data centre cooling design

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Data centre cooling startup, Forced Physics DCT, has entered the edge computing market with its outdoor server enclosure that can operate without water or traditional air cooling.

Sun West Engineering is the manufacturer of the unit, as well as Force Physics' first customer. Based in scorching Phoenix, Arizona, the deployment of the first Edgeility System at Sun West’s headquarters will be an excellent test of the module’s ability to operate at temperatures in excess of...

Ori and KX team up on edge streaming solution to BT Enterprise

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Edge infrastructure firm Ori Industries is working alongside streaming analytics company KX to create an ultra-low latency streaming analytics solution for BT Enterprise customers.

Leveraging a Tier 1 telco network, Ori’s Global Edge (OGE) platform and KX’s analytics software will enable real-time stream analytics at the edge, increasing speeds and data usage.

Both firms are currently working with BT Innovation Labs to bring the combined solution to the telco...

National Science Foundation funds 11 AI-research institutes across US

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent government agency for the advancement of scientific research in the US, plans to fund eleven new AI-research institutes across the country.

Each institute will receive around $20 million (£14.4m) over five years from the NSF, with additional support coming from other government departments and partnered companies such as Amazon, Google, and Intel.

The expansion will mean National AI Research Institutes now spread...

Blaize rakes in £51m to fund AI edge computing solutions

Automotive Manufacturing Facility

Blaize, an AI edge computing solutions provider, has closed off a $71 million (£51m) series D round of funding.

Leading the round was Franklin Templeton, a new investor, alongside existing investor Temasek, with further participation from DENSO and others.

JP Scandalios, senior vice president and portfolio manager of Franklin Templeton, said: “Blaize has demonstrated the capability to enable value creation for organizations tapping the power of AI for edge...

Net4 provides 5G edge compute solution for retailers

IoT solutions provider Net4 has made an end-to-end retail solution available that leverages Inseego 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and video analytics to improve store security, stock management and other business operations.

Demonstrated in a recent 5G pilot program with Vodafone Business, the solution taps Inseego’s fixed wireless 5G Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity between live streaming video cameras and the Vodafone...

Deutsche Telekom launches Apple AR innovation scheme

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom's tech incubator, Hubraum, has launched an Apple augmented reality (AR) innovation program to help find and accelerate new AR applications.

The announcement comes as a new report from GlobalData is released, which suggests AR has overtaken artificial intelligence (AI) as the most disruptive emerging technology.

Hubraum stated: “We are inviting iOS developers from around the globe to show us their best-in-class augmented reality applications that, with...