DataQube Global’s edge data centre at the heart of £20m development

DataQube Global Edge Unit

DataQube Global’s 5G-ready edge data centre system has been selected by Glendine Developments to support an ‘edge data centre campus’ in Basingstoke.

The property developer plan to turn two vacant business park properties into a co-working edge campus with research and development as well as recreational facilities.

An edge data centre campus consists of micro data centres located closer to users than conventional data centres that hold facilities for use by...

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...

Blaine Mathieu, Pratexo: Exploring the possibilities of the edge

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I heard that the company was created when a health care company approached the founders about a challenge they had. Do you know what that challenge was?

I know that story and there are a few origin stories that are all somewhat related. But the thing that ties them all together is this notion of how to create massively distributed compute systems near the edge - in this case it was the patient - so that you could take all this telemetry data about the state of a patient in real...

Forced Physics DCT deploys new edge data centre cooling design

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Data centre cooling startup, Forced Physics DCT, has entered the edge computing market with its outdoor server enclosure that can operate without water or traditional air cooling.

Sun West Engineering is the manufacturer of the unit, as well as Force Physics' first customer. Based in scorching Phoenix, Arizona, the deployment of the first Edgeility System at Sun West’s headquarters will be an excellent test of the module’s ability to operate at temperatures in excess of...

Averting global disaster using edge computing

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Governments and corporations use Earth Observation (EO) data gathered from space to detect abnormal activity – from illegal shipping and distress signals on vessels to understanding the risk of weather events like hurricanes, tsunamis and climate change. 

Satellites have been providing EO data for a long time but until recently, it was mainly governments and institutions such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) who developed and supported dedicated EO  missions....

National Science Foundation funds 11 AI-research institutes across US

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent government agency for the advancement of scientific research in the US, plans to fund eleven new AI-research institutes across the country.

Each institute will receive around $20 million (£14.4m) over five years from the NSF, with additional support coming from other government departments and partnered companies such as Amazon, Google, and Intel.

The expansion will mean National AI Research Institutes now spread...

Deutsche Telekom launches Apple AR innovation scheme

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Deutsche Telekom's tech incubator, Hubraum, has launched an Apple augmented reality (AR) innovation program to help find and accelerate new AR applications.

The announcement comes as a new report from GlobalData is released, which suggests AR has overtaken artificial intelligence (AI) as the most disruptive emerging technology.

Hubraum stated: “We are inviting iOS developers from around the globe to show us their best-in-class augmented reality applications that, with...

IBM partners with Scale Computing to deliver edge solutions at scale

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Scale Computing, a specialist in edge computing, virtualisation and hyperconverged solutions, has begun collaborating with IBM to help organisations adopt an edge computing strategy.

Scale Computing is delivering on-premises edge computing solutions for applications that are designed to be flexible and intelligent to help address high-availability and resilience.

A recent IBM Institute for Business Value report, ‘Why organisations are betting on edge computing:...

NASA takes microbial research to outer space with edge computing

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NASA plans to use satellites and edge computing capabilities to implement live DNA sequencing and data analysis directly on the International Space Station (ISS).

Doing so would cut the time it takes to process data by weeks as it would no longer have to be sent back and forth to Earth.

Sarah Wallace, microbiologist at the Johnson Space Centre, described this development as “a huge paradigm shift that's absolutely critical for us to be able to expand our exploration”...

Global edge computing market to reach £13.6 billion by 2027

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The global edge computing market is expected to increase in value almost sixfold from 2020 to 2027, growing from £2.4 billion to £13.6 billion in market size.

The findings, which come from ReportLinker and its new ‘Global Edge Computing Market’ study, project a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.7% for the global edge industry over the seven-year period.

Hardware, one of the segments analysed in the report, is projected to grow at a 26.6% CAGR to reach...