Nokia releases MX Industrial Edge to accelerate Industry 4.0 journeys

Nokia has released MX Industrial Edge, the company’s first off-the-shelf solution to assist enterprises in their Industry 4.0 journeys.

The Finnish giant says the solution addresses the new category of Industry 4.0 applications that require increased capabilities and performance at the network edge, and tight integration with industrial systems and networking solutions.

Industry 4.0 is driving the digital transformations of enterprises by combining emerging...

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...

Analysis: The economics of edge computing

Moving your computing workload to the edge will cost a bit more than you’re accustomed to. Life is good down on the data farm where a hyperscale environment has driven some incredibly low costs. Moving the platform to the edge will set you back, but if it’s implemented properly the cost can be contained.

As shown below, comparing a hyperscale provider’s edge configurations and their regional data centres, we see that the edge platform costs about 35 – 55% more. (We...