Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

Hivecell and DataRobot partner for enterprises to deploy AI at the edge

Hivecell, a provider of 'edge as a service' technologies, has teamed up with enterprise AI platform DataRobot to help process machine learning (ML) models closer to the edge.

The two companies will combine the DataRobot platform, which 'democratises data science and drives automated decision intelligence', with Hivecell's scalable infrastructure.

The combined benefit will be primarily focused around efficiency and cost. Organisations will be able to deploy on-premise...

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...

New report sheds light on ‘burgeoning’ China edge cloud market

A new report has explored the appetite for edge cloud technologies in China - and has cited BaishanCloud as a leader amid overall encouraging signs.

The report from EqualOcean, an investment resource for Chinese tech businesses, argues that as the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to an acceleration of Internet usage in China, this has translated to the 'inspiration' of the cloud industry and, further on, edge cloud.

By the end of last year, according to national IT...

Aruba expands platform to deliver enterprise-grade edge-to-cloud security

Aruba has announced a touted 'expansive' set of edge-to-cloud security integrations for its edge services platform - citing the 'work from anywhere' new normal as key to beefing up its protocols.

The advancements include integrating the ClearPass Policy Manager secure network access control platform with the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform. The latter product, industry viewers will note, was the company formerly known as Silver Peak, acquired by HPE - Aruba's parent - in...

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...

Verizon bolsters MEC offering with private edge to enterprise customers with AWS

Verizon Business, the telecom provider's enterprise unit, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are continuing their collaboration around 5G enablement. The two companies are offering private mobile edge computing (MEC) to enterprise customers in the US.

The solution 'will fully integrate Verizon's Private 5G networks and Private Edge platform with AWS Outposts', the companies noted. AWS Outposts, as regular readers of CloudTech will recognise, is the cloud infrastructure leader's...

LF State of the Edge report: $800bn market by 2028, strong and varied ecosystem

Here's an example of the scale of edge computing over the next decade: according to the LF Edge 'State of the Edge' report, total cumulative capital expenditures of up to $800 billion (£580bn) will be spent on the market between now and 2028.

The market research for the report from LF Edge, part of the Linux Foundation, was conducted by Tologa Research. The company concluded that the expenditure would be spent on new and replacement IT server equipment and edge computing...

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...

How edge computing will finally make IT and OT get along

Gartner estimates that by 2025, 75% of data will be processed outside the traditional data centre or cloud.

This is clear evidence that manufacturers should be looking to employ edge computing power that offers easy-to-deploy, future-proofed, technology agnostic solutions that can empower them to scale infinitely (no manpower required to install) and save massive amounts of resources in managing and processing big data.

However, many are simply letting their smart...