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...

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,...

DataQube secures €26m from French investment management company

A pile of Euro notes.

DataQube Global, said to be the developer of the world’s first standalone edge data centre module, has acquired a €26 million funding from RGREEN INVEST, an investment management company focused on green tech projects. 

With more than €800m already invested in InfraGreen and renewable energy markets, this is the company’s first venture in the data centre industry.

DataQube’s person-free layout is said to offer a significantly lower carbon footprint...

One Stop Systems unveils AI transportable server for edge deployments

One Stop Systems Rigel Edge Supercomputer

One Stop Systems, an AI solutions developer at the edge, has unveiled its new flagship AI transportable compute server, the Rigel Edge Supercomputer.

The Rigel is the first edge computer of its kind that utilises the highest-performance NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU platform with the latest NVIDIA NVLink GPU interconnect in place of traditional PCI Express GPUs.

Due to its dense form factor, the Rigel is suited for deployments in tight spaces available at the edge, such as an...

American Tower buys CoreSite for $10bn in mobile edge expansion

Broadband communications

American Tower, the Fortune 500 communications infrastructure operator, has announced a $10.1 billion (£7.5bn) deal to buy data centre real estate company CoreSite Realty Corporation.

Through the deal, American Tower hopes to leverage CoreSite’s infrastructure to build on its own mobile edge compute offering.

American Tower CEO Tom Bartlett said: “We are in the early stages of a cloud-based, connected and globally distributed digital transformation that will evolve...

Silicom wins $30m deal for custom edge smart platform

Edge

Silicom Ltd., an Israeli cloud and data centre solutions provider, has won a $30 million (£22.2m) design deal for a custom version of its Edge Smart platform.

Although the client has not been disclosed, it is described as a leading North American telecommunications service provider.

The client was said to be suitably impressed with how Silicom integrated its equipment with one of its partner’s software-based routers to agree to further collaboration.

Silicom...

Lenovo and VMWare work together to make the Resilient Edge a reality

Edge computing – bringing compute capabilities outside of the data centre, closer to where the data is being created or used – represents the next reality. With the growing demand on network infrastructure and the advent of 5G, edge computing becomes a must to reduce the requirement on the infrastructure, get much faster insights from available data and deliver new and better services to end users.

Lenovo is first-to-market with VMWare Edge Compute Stack on Lenovo Think System...

Schneider Electric globally releases edge data centre solution

Data centre

Schneider Electric, a multinational energy management company, has expanded its edge offering with the global release of data centres designed to support edge computing applications.

Its Easy Micro Data Centre Series is purpose-built to deliver all compute, storage, and necessary infrastructure to support edge applications at an affordable yet reliable speed.

The data centres are also network enabled for web-based remote monitoring and include add-on options for further...

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...

Forced Physics DCT deploys new edge data centre cooling design

Desert and mountains in Phoenix, Arizona.

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...