Intel explores edge rationale for retail, healthcare and industrial spaces

Another day, another report exploring the benefits of the edge and how organisations are behind the curve in making it happen.

The report from Intel, 'The Edge Outlook', looks at four industries and how edge computing will benefit: retail, industrial, healthcare, and telecoms.

Overall, more than three quarters (76%) of those polled said that identifying 'the ideal location' for data process was a challenge. The report, citing Intel's own examples, looks to guide IT...

O2 teams up with Microsoft for on-prem MEC in private 5G network trial

O2 has announced a partnership with Microsoft to trial on-premise mobile edge computing (MEC) within a private 5G network.

The proof of concept 'aims to pave the way for secure data management, enabling confidential information to stay on-premises at all times', in the operator's words.

O2 will provide secure private 5G network capabilities, with the computing service delivered via Microsoft Azure Private Edge Zones. O2 will also collaborate with Microsoft for Startups...

Hivecell and DataRobot partner for enterprises to deploy AI at the edge

Hivecell, a provider of 'edge as a service' technologies, has teamed up with enterprise AI platform DataRobot to help process machine learning (ML) models closer to the edge.

The two companies will combine the DataRobot platform, which 'democratises data science and drives automated decision intelligence', with Hivecell's scalable infrastructure.

The combined benefit will be primarily focused around efficiency and cost. Organisations will be able to deploy on-premise...

Eclipse Foundation’s ioFog 2.0 claimed as ‘true EdgeOps edge-to-cloud’ path

The Eclipse ioFog project, part of the Eclipse Foundation, has released ioFog 2.0, which focuses on deploying and orchestrating containerised cloud applications to the edge.

Eclipse ioFog is concerned more widely with bringing cloud-native architectures, such as Kubernetes, to the edge, therefore enabling developers to manage, orchestrate and deploy microservices to any edge device in the same way they would for cloud-based infrastructure.

The latest iteration, featuring...

Edge computing in manufacturing: Organisational progress and product updates

For manufacturers, the digitisation and automation of processes, from the factory floor to research and development, is a key step to competitive advantage. Edge computing, as an emerging paradigm, can fit squarely into this Industry 4.0 vision.

But how are manufacturers getting on? A new report from IDC and Lumen Technologies has found more than two thirds (69%) of companies polled were using edge solutions to better acquire, analyse, and act on critical data.

The...

How Stream Analyze is looking towards the edge and beyond ‘stale data’ to make AI happen everywhere

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Stream Analyze, headquartered in Sweden, describes itself as a provider of 'AI everywhere' technology. The company's story is a fascinating one - and it is using edge computing to deliver on its promise.

Co-founders Tore Risch, Erik Zeitler and Jan Nilsson joined forces in 2015 with the mission of turning Risch and Zeitler's research around real-time data analysis into a product.

The company takes up the story. "Initially, the computing was hosted in the cloud, in...

MobiledgeX launches beta program to orchestrate edge workloads on Google’s Anthos

MobiledgeX, a platform provider enabling telcos to build edge clouds, is plugging into Anthos, Google Cloud's application modernisation platform in a sign of malleability in the edge ecosystem.

The move, the company noted, will 'give telco operators the freedom to choose how they want to control their multi-vendor telco edge cloud infrastructure and manage applications with enhanced data sovereignty and application security.'

Anthos, as regular readers of sister...

Cloudflare and NVIDIA team up to bring AI to the edge at scale

Cloudflare, the network which holds up a sizeable chunk of the Internet, and GPU and chip giant NVIDIA, have announced a collaboration aimed towards deploying artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge.

The 'AI at the edge' partnership looks to combine the former for NVIDIA and the latter for Cloudflare. The result will be a 'massive platform on which developers can deploy applications that use pre-trained or custom machine learning models in seconds.'

The companies...

VMware, Dell Technologies and Vapor IO among Open Grid Alliance founders

Say hello to the Open Grid Alliance (OGA). The organisation has been formed with the lofty goal to shed light on and work towards rebuilding the Internet 'from the core out to the edge in.'

Dell Technologies, DriveNets, a provider of cloud-native software, MobiledgeX, network as a service provider PacketFabric, and Vapor IO are among the founding members. The biggest banana, however, is VMware, whose VP of advanced technologies, Kaniz Mahdi, said the company had never 'built...

New report sheds light on ‘burgeoning’ China edge cloud market

A new report has explored the appetite for edge cloud technologies in China - and has cited BaishanCloud as a leader amid overall encouraging signs.

The report from EqualOcean, an investment resource for Chinese tech businesses, argues that as the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to an acceleration of Internet usage in China, this has translated to the 'inspiration' of the cloud industry and, further on, edge cloud.

By the end of last year, according to national IT...