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...

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.

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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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Verizon launches private MEC solution in partnership with AWS

Verizon has launched a private mobile edge compute (MEC) solution in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The solution was announced earlier this year and combines Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Outposts for a cloud-based platform that brings compute and storage services to the edge of a customer’s on-premise network.

The benefit to businesses is much higher bandwidth and lower latency to support next-generation enterprise applications including factory automation,...

Nokia releases MX Industrial Edge to accelerate Industry 4.0 journeys

Nokia has released MX Industrial Edge, the company’s first off-the-shelf solution to assist enterprises in their Industry 4.0 journeys.

The Finnish giant says the solution addresses the new category of Industry 4.0 applications that require increased capabilities and performance at the network edge, and tight integration with industrial systems and networking solutions.

Industry 4.0 is driving the digital transformations of enterprises by combining emerging...

Moving to the cloud? Don’t forget your data strategy

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated migration to the cloud. More organisations than ever before are looking towards cloud-based applications. According to Deloitte, more than 90% of global enterprises will rely on hybrid cloud by 2022. Furthermore, 68% of CIOs ranked “migrating to the public cloud and/or expanding private cloud” as the top IT spending driver in 2020, up 20 points from a similar survey only six months earlier.

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Ori partners with VMware on edge solution for telco providers

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Edge infrastructure firm Ori Industries is partnering with enterprise software developer VMware to “advance telco cloud and multi-cloud adoption for enterprises".

By combining Ori’s Global Edge platform with VMware’s Telco Cloud, the companies hope to reduce complexities and increase service manageability of cloud-native service delivery at the edge.

Running on VMware’s cloud platform, Ori Global Edge will be a managed cloud service offering that delivers a...

EDJX and Cubic developing new ‘Internet of Military Things’ edge platform

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“At the edge” cloud startup EDJX and defence network specialist Cubic Corporation are partnering to launch an “Internet of Military Things” (IoMT) edge platform.

Using Cubic’s computing and networking hardware alongside EDJX’s operating system, EdjOS, the goal is to develop a scalable, cloud-enabled, “base to battlefield” edge framework designed for the military and civilian first responders.

The proposed IoMT will originate from a central “headquarter...

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...