Blaize partners with Innovatrics on edge AI facial recognition solution

Edge AI computing firm Blaize has partnered with biometric solutions company Innovatrics to develop a low power, edge-optimised facial recognition technology.

Running on Blaize’s edge devices, Innovatrics SmartFace Embedded has been designed for access control and public security applications such as face detection, facial landmarks, and face template extraction.

Users can combine specific processes and deselect others to maintain a small footprint and use minimal...

Scale Computing works with Intel on scalable edge management solution

Warehouse

Edge solutions firm Scale Computing has entered into a strategic partnership with Intel to offer a fully integrated platform designed for deploying and managing applications at the edge.

The Indiana, USA-based company is known for its hyperconverged infrastructure solutions that support data centre, cloud, and edge environments.

With growing demand for ultra-low latency applications, the Intel NUC Enterprise Edge Compute (EEC) Edition will fit comfortably into use cases...

US Naval Postgrad School to research edge technology with Microsoft

US Navy

The United States’ Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is collaborating with Microsoft to explore how commercial technologies like edge computing can be applied to challenges facing the US Navy and Marine Corps.

Nestled in California’s Silicon Valley, NPS provides graduate education on classified studies with the purpose of advancing the warfighting effectiveness of the US Navy.

Microsoft will become the school’s latest corporate partner, alongside companies such as...

Bell collaborates on Toronto AWS Wavelength Zone, first in Canada

Toronto, Canada

Canada’s largest telco provider, Bell Canada, has launched the country’s first public multi-access edge computing (MEC) alongside Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Expanding on the two companies’ 2021 collaboration agreement, the Bell 5G network is helping to power the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada, starting with Toronto.

Bell Public MEC with AWS Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services at the edge of the Bell 5G network, closer to mobile and connected...

Google Cloud launches Media CDN that uses YouTube’s network

YouTube

Google Cloud has launched a new multimedia content delivery network (CDN) – aptly named Media CDN – that allows businesses to take advantage of Google’s YouTube network.

According to Sandvine’s ‘The Global Internet Phenomena Report’, video streaming accounted for 53.7% of global bandwidth traffic in the first half of 2021.

The strain this is placing on existing infrastructure is fuelling media and streaming companies’ transitions to public clouds, and...

Dell Technologies expands edge portfolio for retail solutions

Retail Store

Dell Technologies is expanding its edge portfolio with a number of solutions aimed at helping retail generate more value from their data.

Edge technologies have improved retail customer experiences in recent years through solutions such as curbside pickup and frictionless checkouts.

A recent study commissioned by Dell and conducted by 451 Research found this growth will continue with 77% of retailers expecting to increase edge deployments significantly in the next two...

Nokia and Etisalat UAE join forces on 5G private networks for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nokia and Etisalat UAE, the telecoms pillar of e& in the UAE, have partnered to deploy 5G private wireless networks to support enterprises across Abu Dhabi.

The agreement will help drive digital transformation through smart city and AI use cases across industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and critical infrastructure.

Khalid Murshed, CTO and CIO at Etisalat UAE, said: “We are committed to supporting the government’s vision to accelerate the digital...

SK Telecom taps Dell servers for 5G MEC solution

Cellular Data Tower

SK Telecom, South Korea’s dominant telecoms operator, has launched an enterprise multi-access edge computing (MEC) solution called Petasus in partnership with US tech specialist Dell Technologies.

Through Petasus, SK Telecom’s MEC solutions, which range from network virtualisation to MEC applications for operation and user experience optimisation, will be mounted on Dell‘s servers.

The move hopes to capitalise on the growing global demand for private 5G network...

Lumen doubles Latin American customer base for edge services

Latin America

Edge solutions provider Lumen Technologies doubled the number of Latin American customers that acquired its edge services in 2021.

The continent’s growing interest in Lumen’s services came from industries requiring low latency such as content creation, entertainment, e-commerce, and public cloud providers.

In recent years, Lumen has focused on growing its client base in Latin American countries through a series of investments and acquisitions.

Last year, it...

DataBank expands US edge infrastructure in £590m data centre deal

Data centre

DataBank, a connectivity and managed services provider, has closed its acquisition of four existing Houston, TX area data centres from CyrusOne for $670 million (£590m). The transaction makes Houston the 28th metro market in DataBank's US portfolio, expanding what is already the largest edge infrastructure footprint in the country.

The four Houston facilities collectively add more than 300,000 square feet of raised-floor data centre capacity, and 42.5 megawatts of power,...