Akamai’s edge computing upgrades expand possibilities for developers

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Akamai, a content delivery network services provider, has unveiled upgrades to its EdgeWorkers platform in an effort to help companies create and deliver better user experiences at the edge.

The enhancements include more flexibility for EdgeWorkers, making it easier for developers to deploy code at the edge. 

New resource tiers offer developers a choice by packaging CPU and memory, along with commensurate pricing options, to best fit their needs. The two tiers -...

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...

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...

LF State of the Edge report: $800bn market by 2028, strong and varied ecosystem

Here's an example of the scale of edge computing over the next decade: according to the LF Edge 'State of the Edge' report, total cumulative capital expenditures of up to $800 billion (£580bn) will be spent on the market between now and 2028.

The market research for the report from LF Edge, part of the Linux Foundation, was conducted by Tologa Research. The company concluded that the expenditure would be spent on new and replacement IT server equipment and edge computing...

How Edge Impulse is looking to empower developers with embedded machine learning

Zach Shelby has spent most of the last decade and a half on the front line of the Internet of Things (IoT). His company Sensinode, which was acquired by Arm in 2013, provided enterprise wireless sensor networks to system integrators and product providers. Shelby did lots of interesting work on embedded systems, and incorporating standards such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). But he wanted to go a step further.

Enter Edge Impulse. The company, with Shelby as co-founder and CEO -...

Telefonica opens up 5G and edge offerings for startups to develop new services

Telefonica has launched a call for proposals for startups to build solutions focused around 5G and edge computing.

The initiative is part of the Wayra Activation Programme - part of Telefonica's global open innovation hub - which allows entrepreneurs free access to its technologies to test their solutions.

Startups selected will be part of the Wayra 5G/Edge Lab, a laboratory in Spain which is set to be launched 'in the coming weeks.' The laboratory will enable them to...

EdgeX Foundry’s Hanoi release focuses on edge use cases for manufacturing and retail

EdgeX Foundry has released its latest semi-annual iteration, called Hanoi, with a plethora of new features and industries targeted.

The release from the LF Edge-based project within the Linux Foundation, which is a minor offering, includes simplified deployment protocols, as well as improved performance and scalability testing.

The key launch from the product side is command line interface (CLI), enabling develoeprs and users to issue various EdgeX API calls to its...

Vodafone will begin its European MEC rollout in the UK

Vodafone Business has announced a new service which combines the company’s 5G network with the ultrafast response times of distributed Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology.

The company is set to open its first MEC and 5G commercial centre in London in spring 2021. The low latency zone will extend to Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff, as well as many towns home to tech firms along the M4 motorway corridor and parts of Wales and...

Eclipse Foundation IoT developer survey: Edge analysis and highlights

The Eclipse Foundation's latest IoT developer survey has explored edge computing trends for the first time - with interesting results.

The study, which polled more than 1650 respondents from various industries and organisations, is also aimed at improving the foundation's Edge Native Working Group, looking at delivering open source edge platforms.

Artificial intelligence was reported as the most frequent edge workload, cited by 30% of those polled. Control logic (29%),...

Verizon and Microsoft partner up to accelerate 5G edge computing

Verizon has inked a partnership with Microsoft to help accelerate the deployment of 5G edge applications.

The carrier will integrate Azure edge services into its onsite 5G Edge network to enable ultra-low latency. Verizon and Microsoft’s collaboration aims to open up new possibilities in areas like augmented/virtual reality, computer vision, and digital twins.

“We have built a network that provides real-world, 5G-enabled solutions today,” said Rima Qureshi, EVP and...