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...

LGN secures $2 million in funding to take AI out to the edge

LGN, a provider of 'edge AI' technology, has secured $2 million (£1.4m) to expand its reach, bolster product development and hiring.

The company, based in the UK, US and Croatia, is firmly of the belief that, like many technologies, comparing performance in lab conditions to that in the wild is a fool's errand. The company's software products allow edge AI systems to operate with resiliency, and at scale, in real world conditions.

There are four product lines for the...

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...

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...

Telehouse report notes tipping point for edge infrastructure investment

Almost nine in 10 UK IT decision makers say edge computing will be important to their business in the next decade - while only a quarter of organisations deploy edge in some capacity today.

The findings come from new research by data centre provider Telehouse. The 'Vision 2030' report, which surveyed 250 UK IT executives, found 89% expecting edge to be key in the next 10 years. Three quarters of those polled said they expected the volume of data they manage to at least double over...

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...

Pulsant announces £8 million investment in UK-wide edge computing network

IT infrastructure services provider Pulsant is putting £8 million aside to invest in a new UK national network enabling edge computing.

The project is going ahead through an agreement with communications infrastructure provider Zayo. The investment will see 10 of Pulsant's UK data centres connected via Zayo's fibre network to 'build a unique digital ecosystem', as the two companies trumpeted.

"The investment will create and maintain a high-capacity, low latency and...