DataQube secures €26m from French investment management company

A pile of Euro notes.

DataQube Global, said to be the developer of the world’s first standalone edge data centre module, has acquired a €26 million funding from RGREEN INVEST, an investment management company focused on green tech projects. 

With more than €800m already invested in InfraGreen and renewable energy markets, this is the company’s first venture in the data centre industry.

DataQube’s person-free layout is said to offer a significantly lower carbon footprint...

Microsoft and AT&T launch Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta

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Microsoft’s plans for public edge cloud zones are one step closer to fruition with the soft-launch of its Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta, Georgia alongside partner AT&T.

Currently available as a “private preview”, enterprises with an interest in 5G edge solutions can enquire to sign up for access.

The edge zone combines AT&T’s 5G network edge capabilities with a localised version of Microsoft’s Azure cloud from one of AT&T’s data centres in...

One Stop Systems unveils AI transportable server for edge deployments

One Stop Systems Rigel Edge Supercomputer

One Stop Systems, an AI solutions developer at the edge, has unveiled its new flagship AI transportable compute server, the Rigel Edge Supercomputer.

The Rigel is the first edge computer of its kind that utilises the highest-performance NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU platform with the latest NVIDIA NVLink GPU interconnect in place of traditional PCI Express GPUs.

Due to its dense form factor, the Rigel is suited for deployments in tight spaces available at the edge, such as an...

SmartCow launches edge AI camera in partnership with NVIDIA

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SmartCow, an AI engineering company specialising in video analytics, has launched an edge AI camera that provides real-time occupancy analytics.

Known as SmartCam, the device is designed for uses such as people counting, path tracing, and intrusion detection.

In partnership with NVIDIA, the camera was built on the NVIDIA Metropolis application framework, which makes it easier and more cost-effective for developers to leverage AI video analytics solutions to improve...

American Tower buys CoreSite for $10bn in mobile edge expansion

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American Tower, the Fortune 500 communications infrastructure operator, has announced a $10.1 billion (£7.5bn) deal to buy data centre real estate company CoreSite Realty Corporation.

Through the deal, American Tower hopes to leverage CoreSite’s infrastructure to build on its own mobile edge compute offering.

American Tower CEO Tom Bartlett said: “We are in the early stages of a cloud-based, connected and globally distributed digital transformation that will evolve...

StarHub and Hewlett Packard team up for Singaporean 5G edge trial

Singapore

StarHub, one of Singapore’s major telco providers, has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) to Singaporean enterprises.

The joint offering will help enterprise and government clients move time critical workloads such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning closer to the source where customers require ultra-low latencies.

StarHub expects uptake to be popular in latency-sensitive...

Silicom wins $30m deal for custom edge smart platform

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Silicom Ltd., an Israeli cloud and data centre solutions provider, has won a $30 million (£22.2m) design deal for a custom version of its Edge Smart platform.

Although the client has not been disclosed, it is described as a leading North American telecommunications service provider.

The client was said to be suitably impressed with how Silicom integrated its equipment with one of its partner’s software-based routers to agree to further collaboration.

Silicom...

Inspur Information is making parking lots smarter with edge AI butlers

Parking Lot

Inspur Information, a Chinese cloud and big data services provider, is collaborating with the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) to build a smart parking system using edge computing.

The parking system uses the EIS200 edge computing microserver from Inspur Information, a fan-less and small-size server designed for near-side applications that can adapt to most environments.

Parking poses a major challenge for urban developers, with traditional parking management...

Ekinops acquires edge-to-cloud software start-up SixSq

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Ekinops, a French telecoms solutions provider, has acquired Switzerland-based start-up SixSq.

SixSq offers a complete edge-to-cloud platform and marketplace as a service that turns computers into edge devices with advanced security.

This is achieved through two Sixsq products: the Nuvla.io marketplace, which hosts a range of business applications in container format, and the NuvlaBox software, which converts enterprise routers into smart edge systems.

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Lenovo and VMWare work together to make the Resilient Edge a reality

Edge computing – bringing compute capabilities outside of the data centre, closer to where the data is being created or used – represents the next reality. With the growing demand on network infrastructure and the advent of 5G, edge computing becomes a must to reduce the requirement on the infrastructure, get much faster insights from available data and deliver new and better services to end users.

Lenovo is first-to-market with VMWare Edge Compute Stack on Lenovo Think System...