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...

Croquet Collaboration Platform launched for creating real-time, multi-user apps

Croquet mallets and balls resting on leaves in a park.

Croquet Corporation, an Edge Collaboration specialist, has launched the Croquet Collaboration Platform, allowing developers worldwide to create multi-user apps with real-time capabilities, which the company says was not possible before.

While Croquet’s exclusive mission is delivering developer tools and infrastructure – including the Croquet Library, APIs and highly useful frameworks – the company has launched a free reference app called PiiX (Photo Instantaneous Interactive...

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...

NASA takes microbial research to outer space with edge computing

NASA Astronaut

NASA plans to use satellites and edge computing capabilities to implement live DNA sequencing and data analysis directly on the International Space Station (ISS).

Doing so would cut the time it takes to process data by weeks as it would no longer have to be sent back and forth to Earth.

Sarah Wallace, microbiologist at the Johnson Space Centre, described this development as “a huge paradigm shift that's absolutely critical for us to be able to expand our exploration”...

Verizon and Mastercard use 5G to reimagine payments

Contactless Payment

Mastercard has shed further light on its recent partnership with Verizon Business, which aims to spur 5G-based innovation within the payments industry.

The partnership plans to use real-time edge computing and IoT sensors to deliver innovations ranging from contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to cloud-based point-of-sale systems.

Joel Henckel, senior VP of US market acceptance at Mastercard, told PYMNTS that Verizon and Mastercard's respective...

Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management, Mavenir: On the convergence of edge computing, AI, and OpenRAN

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management at Mavenir, is hosting a day one keynote at this year’s virtual Edge Computing Expo Europe.

Ahead of the event, we caught up with Cerioni to get his views on the industry and the role that Mavenir is playing in unlocking the full potential of edge computing for businesses globally.

Edge computing is not a new concept. In fact, its origins can be traced back to the 1990s when...

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...

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...

Verizon bolsters MEC offering with private edge to enterprise customers with AWS

Verizon Business, the telecom provider's enterprise unit, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are continuing their collaboration around 5G enablement. The two companies are offering private mobile edge computing (MEC) to enterprise customers in the US.

The solution 'will fully integrate Verizon's Private 5G networks and Private Edge platform with AWS Outposts', the companies noted. AWS Outposts, as regular readers of CloudTech will recognise, is the cloud infrastructure leader's...