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...

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Thomas Reuters unveils edge compute corporate tax platform

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Thomas Reuters, a business information services provider and global news agency, has unveiled its Indirect Tax (IDT) Determination Anywhere platform that brings edge computing to corporate tax and accounting professionals.

The Determination Anywhere platform is a patent-pending, cloud-based tax technology platform that works on top of existing infrastructure. It provides accurate and secure tax calculations for private and public cloud or on-premises setups.

Through its...

Aerospike teams up with Ably Partner to simplify real-time event and data processing

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Aerospike, a specialist in real-time data platforms, has partnered with Ably, the edge messaging platform that powers synchronised digital experiences in real time, to integrate and market their solutions.

Ably is now a member of the recently expanded Aerospike Accelerate Partner Program. Using Ably’s suite of APIs, organisations build, extend, and deliver powerful event-driven applications for millions of concurrently connected devices. The Aerospike Real-time Data Platform...

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

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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...

SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.1 set to bolster edge compute capabilities

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SUSE, the developer behind the SUSE Linux operating system (OS), has released a new edge-focused lightweight and secure OS.

SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Micro 5.1 is designed with containerised and virtualised workloads in mind, facilitating modernisation through IBM Z and LinuxONE support.

SLE Micro can be used as a single-node container host, a Kubernetes cluster node, or in the public cloud. Since it is built to scale it can also be deployed at the edge or support edge...

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...

Telstra Purple unveils 5G edge offering with Microsoft and Ericsson

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Telstra Purple, the managed services division of Australia-based Telstra, is developing a 5G-enabled edge offering for enterprise customers.

Referred to as Branch Offload, the solution will be a managed service that utilises Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, 5G and fixed line connectivity, and SD-WAN capabilities.

The offering has been developed alongside Telstra’s major strategic partners – Microsoft and Ericsson.

Ericsson’s head of digital services Jan...