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...

JFrog acquires Upswift to bring DevOps closer to the edge

JFrog Upswift Acquisition

Software company JFrog has acquired Upswift, a device management platform for IoT, for an undisclosed amount in an effort to bolster its edge compute offering.

Upswift develops software that is deployed as a binary file on an edge computing platform to make it possible to continuously deliver software across multiple edge devices.

This approach means organisations can deploy software regardless of if the target platform is only running Linux, containers, or a virtual...

Lenovo and VMWare partner to offer resilient edge computing

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Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) claims to be the first-to-market with VMware’s software solution for the edge running on the resilient ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Servers.  

The new solution will be delivered directly to customer edge sites with the VMware software solution pre-loaded on a pair of ruggedised and security enhanced ThinkSystem SE350. In addition, Lenovo has also enhanced its Lenovo Open Cloud Automation management software to automate the...

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...

Verizon delivers edge cloud solution through Microsoft Azure partnership

Verizon and Microsoft Azure’s 5G edge computing partnership is beginning to bear fruit.

The partners announced their coalition last year and this week have unveiled an on-premises, private edge compute solution that provides ultra-low latency for deploying near real-time enterprise applications.

“Our partnership with Microsoft brings 5G Edge to enterprises, dropping latency at the edge, helping critical, performance-impacting applications respond more quickly and...

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...

4 tech strategies every manufacturer should consider post-pandemic

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How can process manufacturers overcome challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? By Aric Prost, senior director of business development, Stratus Technologies look at four computing approaches every manufacturer should consider for success in 2021—and beyond.

While the COVID-19 pandemic affected virtually every industry in 2020, it hit manufacturing harder than most. According to a survey, nearly 80% of industrial manufacturers said they expected the COVID-19 crisis to...

Croquet Collaboration Platform launched for creating real-time, multi-user apps

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Croquet Corporation, an Edge Collaboration specialist, has launched the Croquet Collaboration Platform, allowing developers worldwide to create multi-user apps with real-time capabilities, which the company says was not possible before.

While Croquet’s exclusive mission is delivering developer tools and infrastructure – including the Croquet Library, APIs and highly useful frameworks – the company has launched a free reference app called PiiX (Photo Instantaneous Interactive...

Andes Technology and Cyberon work together on edge-computing voice recognition

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Embedded speech solution provider,Cyberon, and Andes Technology, a supplier for high efficiency, low-power 32/64-bit RISC-V processor cores, have collaborated on the edge-computing voice recognition solution, Cyberon DSpotter.

As part of the partnership, the companies will explore Andes DSP-capable RISC-V CPU cores, such as D25F and comprehensive software development environment to provide a cost-effective, high performance, and easy-to-deploy solution.

The development...

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...