Lenovo and VMWare partner to offer resilient edge computing

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Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) claims to be the first-to-market with VMware’s software solution for the edge running on the resilient ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Servers.  

The new solution will be delivered directly to customer edge sites with the VMware software solution pre-loaded on a pair of ruggedised and security enhanced ThinkSystem SE350. In addition, Lenovo has also enhanced its Lenovo Open Cloud Automation management software to automate the...

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...

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...

Africa Data Centres taps Zadara for edge cloud services

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Data facilities provider Africa Data Centres and IT service provider Global Sense have added Zadara’s edge cloud services to their marketplace in South Africa.

In doing so, the companies plan to expand the services into all of Africa Data Centres’ locations and serve enterprise customers throughout the continent.

With data centres located across Africa’s major regional business and trade hubs, the addition of Zadara’s flexible storage and networking capabilities...

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...

AT&T and Google Cloud upscale 5G and edge collaboration

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AT&T and Google Cloud have announced an upscaling of their collaborative efforts to deliver ‘next-generation business outcomes’ through edge computing solutions.

The two companies intend to focus on further developing AT&T’s on-premises Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) solution, as well as AT&T Network Edge capabilities through 5G, LTE and wireline.

The announcement follows on from a year of successful collaboration between the firms, with a recent press...

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,...