New South Wales taps Cisco Australia for edge transport solution

Sydney, New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is trying to improve transport reliability and reduce congestion by using IoT sensors and edge computing.

The state’s transport department, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), has partnered with Cisco Australia to trial the project in cities Sydney and Newcastle.

A number of buses, ferries, and trams in each city will be kitted with sensors to track their movements in real-time, thanks to edge compute...

Schneider Electric globally releases edge data centre solution

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Schneider Electric, a multinational energy management company, has expanded its edge offering with the global release of data centres designed to support edge computing applications.

Its Easy Micro Data Centre Series is purpose-built to deliver all compute, storage, and necessary infrastructure to support edge applications at an affordable yet reliable speed.

The data centres are also network enabled for web-based remote monitoring and include add-on options for further...

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...

Ori and KX team up on edge streaming solution to BT Enterprise

A BT engineer looking at a map on a tablet.

Edge infrastructure firm Ori Industries is working alongside streaming analytics company KX to create an ultra-low latency streaming analytics solution for BT Enterprise customers.

Leveraging a Tier 1 telco network, Ori’s Global Edge (OGE) platform and KX’s analytics software will enable real-time stream analytics at the edge, increasing speeds and data usage.

Both firms are currently working with BT Innovation Labs to bring the combined solution to the telco...

US Postal Service to speed up package processing with edge computing

A US Postal Service mail box.

The US Postal Service (USPS) has been harnessing edge computing combined with AI to faster process the 7.3 billion parcels it deals with annually.

The organisation has implemented advanced computer systems at 195 of its mail processing centres throughout the USA to work on seven computer vision models, reducing the time required to track a missing package from numerous days to less than two hours.

A computer vision task that would previously have taken a fortnight on...

Schneider Electric unveils Easy Rack Series in Europe

Europe on a globe map.

Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, has launched its Easy Rack Series available exclusively in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). 

Available in a variety of sizes, the Easy Rack series is designed to be quick and easy to install, while simple to scale, customise and accessorise. It delivers a high-quality and cost-effective rack system for a broad range of mission-critical applications, including network closets, edge...

Schneider Electric enhances European micro data centre offering

electronics board

Schneider Electric, an energy and automation digital solutions provider, has revealed that its EcoStruxure Micro Data Center R-Series for rugged indoor environments will be available in Europe by June 2021. 

The new micro data centres are said to offer a resilient and quick-to-deploy solution to help manage edge computing infrastructure within challenging industrial and manufacturing environments.

As more industrial operators deploy Industry 4.0 technologies to...

VMware, Dell Technologies and Vapor IO among Open Grid Alliance founders

Say hello to the Open Grid Alliance (OGA). The organisation has been formed with the lofty goal to shed light on and work towards rebuilding the Internet 'from the core out to the edge in.'

Dell Technologies, DriveNets, a provider of cloud-native software, MobiledgeX, network as a service provider PacketFabric, and Vapor IO are among the founding members. The biggest banana, however, is VMware, whose VP of advanced technologies, Kaniz Mahdi, said the company had never 'built...

Former Viptela execs launch Prosimo to crack app performance from cloud to edge

Meet Prosimo. The name might not be familiar, but its executive team may well be, as the company has come out of stealth with the goal of delivering an 'exemplary' application experience across a unified infrastructure stack.

The company's co-founders, CEO Ramesh Prabagaran and CTO Nehal Bhau, were part of the founding team at Viptela, which was acquired by Cisco for $610 million in 2017.

Prosimo has arrived with $25 million in seed and series A funding. The round was...

Analysing edge computing’s potential for exponential growth – and the Internet of Everything

By 2025, cloud will lead the ICT infrastructure market, with edge computing exponentially growing - according to a new report from Reply.

The IT services provider, in its report 'From Cloud to Edge', looks at the cloud computing market after the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as edge computing and distributed cloud use cases. The report was a showcase of Reply's Trend SONAR, a proprietary data-driven platform.

Similar to when Zach Shelby, CEO of Edge Impulse, was interviewed...