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...

Akamai combines its edge with Linode’s cloud in £664m acquisition

Akamai + Linode

Akamai Technologies, inventor of the content delivery network (CDN) and a security and edge services provider, has acquired cloud hosting company Linode for $900 million (£664m).

The goal behind buying Linode is to “become the world’s most distributed compute platform, from cloud to edge”. Akamai expects its addition will add $100 million (£74m) in revenue to its 2022 fiscal year.

Linode became known in 2003 for hiring out virtual private servers in the days...

StarlingX 6.0: Open-source platform sees Linux update, security upgrades

StarlingX

StarlingX, an open-source edge computing platform, has released version 6.0, featuring a Linux kernel upgrade along with security and deployment enhancements.

Offering a complete software stack for edge and IoT devices, the StarlingX project combines Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and other open-source packages with optimisation for low latency applications.

The platform’s main market to date has been telecom carriers such as T-Systems, Verizon, and Vodafone, but any...

CyberLink AI and ASUS edge computing unite for retail IoT solution

CyberLink FaceMe

CyberLink Corp., an AI and facial recognition company, has integrated its FaceMe AI facial recognition engine with ASUS's Tinker Board 2 computer to help improve security and contactless experiences in retail, public services, and hospitality.

CyberLink’s FaceMe developer kit is a cross-platform AI facial recognition engine ranked as one of the most accurate in the world. Optimised for IoT hardware, FaceMe seeks to bring highly accurate and flexible facial recognition...

Aruba expands platform to deliver enterprise-grade edge-to-cloud security

Aruba has announced a touted 'expansive' set of edge-to-cloud security integrations for its edge services platform - citing the 'work from anywhere' new normal as key to beefing up its protocols.

The advancements include integrating the ClearPass Policy Manager secure network access control platform with the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform. The latter product, industry viewers will note, was the company formerly known as Silver Peak, acquired by HPE - Aruba's parent - in...

Jeff Ready, CEO, Scale Computing: On the evolution, use cases, and tailwinds of edge

There is a long-standing joke around edge computing and driverless cars. Back in 2019 Mike Fay, then of Dell but now at Amazon Web Services (AWS), told an audience at the IoT Tech Expo event: "If an autonomous car is driving and a deer runs out, you can't send those calculations to the cloud. If you do, you're having venison for dinner."

The need for lower latency to enable the types of computation required for edge use cases has never been more apparent. Jeff Ready,...

Akamai bolsters its edge security offerings with Asavie acquisition

Akamai is bolstering its edge security offerings with the acquisition of Irish tech firm Asavie.

Asavie specialises in mobile, IoT, and security solutions. The company’s clients include the likes of AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Samsung, Vodafone, and Telefonica.

Dr Tom Leighton, CEO and Co-Founder of Akamai, said:

“We believe the addition of Asavie will help Akamai’s carrier partners address enterprise and mid-market customer demand for IoT and mobile...