Microsoft’s Azure Percept aims to make AI at the edge more accessible

Microsoft has announced the launch of Azure Percept, a platform of hardware and services which looks to give customers an easier on-ramp to edge.

The platform, announced at Microsoft Ignite earlier this week, aims to give customers a 'single, end-to-end system, from hardware to AI capabilities, that 'just works' without requiring a lot of technical know-how', according to Roanne Sones, CVP of Microsoft's edge and platform group.

The Azure Percept platform includes a...

Bill Gates-backed Pivotal Commware secures $50 million funding for 5G mmWave infrastructure

Pivotal Commware, a Washington-based provider of 5G mmWave infrastructure products, has secured $50 million (£35.8m) in a series C funding round to expand product, distribution, and R&D.

The company - defined as Pivotal but not to be confused with the cloud platform provider of the same name acquired by VMware in 2019 - has offerings aimed at mobile network operators to cost-effectively deploy 5G mmWave networks for mobile and fixed wireless access.

Its product...

How Edge Impulse is looking to empower developers with embedded machine learning

Zach Shelby has spent most of the last decade and a half on the front line of the Internet of Things (IoT). His company Sensinode, which was acquired by Arm in 2013, provided enterprise wireless sensor networks to system integrators and product providers. Shelby did lots of interesting work on embedded systems, and incorporating standards such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). But he wanted to go a step further.

Enter Edge Impulse. The company, with Shelby as co-founder and CEO -...

Singtel’s 5G MEC solution will support Microsoft Azure Stack

Singapore-based telecoms group Singtel is launching a 5G MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) solution for enterprises with support for Microsoft Azure Stack.

The solution will provide the secure, low-latency performance needed for applications such as driverless vehicles, drones, robots, and VR/AR.

Bill Chang, CEO of Group Enterprise at Singtel, said:

“The trials for Singtel 5G MEC allow enterprises to enjoy the best of both worlds with Azure Stack, Microsoft’s...

Wind River launches cloud-native edge platform used by Verizon

Wind River has launched Studio, a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems.

The first iteration of the platform simplifies the deployment and management of intelligent 5G distributed edge clouds.

Kevin Dallas, Wind River president and CEO, explains:

“Wind River Studio is the first and only of its kind to deliver one environment for mission-critical intelligent systems across the...

End-to-end network software provider Mavenir launches MEC solution

Mavenir, an end-to-end network software and systems integration provider for 4G and 5G, has launched a MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) solution.

MEC enables carriers to securely open their Radio Access Network (RAN) edge to authorised third-parties while providing the flexibility required for application and service innovation.

Applications running at the edge can use MEC to access content and real-time information under local-access network conditions.

Ashok...

Litmus and Google Cloud establish industrial edge partnership

Edge computing firm Litmus has established a partnership with Google Cloud for industrial applications.

Litmus Edge, the company’s flagship platform, will enable customers to gather industrial data from their assets and have it readily available in Google Cloud.

John Younes, Co-founder and COO of Litmus, said:

“Litmus Edge is a modern edge platform, purpose-built for industry and to bridge factory floors to the Cloud, so this partnership with Google...

Vodafone will begin its European MEC rollout in the UK

Vodafone Business has announced a new service which combines the company’s 5G network with the ultrafast response times of distributed Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology.

The company is set to open its first MEC and 5G commercial centre in London in spring 2021. The low latency zone will extend to Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff, as well as many towns home to tech firms along the M4 motorway corridor and parts of Wales and...

Red Hat launches new edge capabilities alongside improved architecture

Open-source software giant Red Hat has launched several new edge capabilities for enterprises alongside an improved architecture.

IDC forecasts that global spending on edge computing will reach around $250.6 billion in 2024. The company’s analysts say that spending on edge software will account for approximately 21 percent of that spend.

Dave McCarthy, Research Director of Edge Strategies at IDC, says:

"Edge products and services are powering the next wave of...

Cisco and AT&T partner up on IP edge routing platform

Cisco and US telecoms giant AT&T have joined forces to deploy a next-gen open disaggregated IP edge routing platform.

The hardware used for the solution is the same as previously announced for AT&T’s IP/MPLS core. However, Cisco’s IOS-XR software will now be integrated.

Andre Fuetsch, CTO for Network Services at AT&T, says:

“The first IP edge use case is peering – the system that connects AT&T’s IP network with that of other Internet...