Telefonica-led project proposes cost-effective private 5G solution

Interconnected Globe

Telefonica has run a private 5G network trial to determine how the economics of private networks can be made more affordable for organisations.

The Telecom Infra Project – which Telefonica leads – has proposed a solution for a scalable and cost-effective private 5G network based on the trial.

As part of the trial, the group used a cloud-native platform designed to support virtual and containerised networks.

Rakuten Symphony, the telecoms innovation arm of...

Lumen Technologies brings edge solutions to APAC region

Singapore

Network solutions provider Lumen Technologies is expanding its portfolio of edge computing solutions into the Asia-Pacific region (APAC).

Lumen’s offering in the region will include its Edge Bare Metal pay-as-you-go hardware solution for servers, taking advantage of sites in Singapore and Japan.

The company claims to facilitate application performance with a maximum of five milliseconds of latency through its edge node fibre network. Its launch in the region will help...

Scale Computing, Mako Networks offer edge management solution

Cloud Management

Edge computing and hyperconvergence specialist Scale Computing has partnered with Mako Networks, a cloud network provider, to expand its edge solution provision to enterprises.

With Scale Computing’s easy-to-deploy software and Mako Networks secure networking, the two firms are offering a complete remote management system for a variety of edge applications.

The end goal is to allow organisations to run critical applications on a local network while taking advantage of...

Versa Networks secures £105m for SASE security platform

Cyber Security

Secure networking firm Versa Networks has secured £105 million in a pre-IPO round of investment for its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform.

The company, which has raised £276 million across seven funding rounds since 2012, plans to use the funds to better market itself and further advance the SASE industry.

Kelly Ahuja, CEO at Versa Networks, said: “This funding will allow us to expand our go-to-market and accelerate new innovations that will further expand...

Izuma Networks takes over Pelion’s device management arm

Devices

Edge services provider Izuma Networks has taken over Pelion's IoT Device Management business for an undisclosed sum.

Founded earlier this year by IoT veterans Travis McCollum and Ed Hemphill, Izuma Networks now plans to hire new talent and enhance its offerings with a focus on development and dev-ops.

McCollum and Hemphill also founded Austin-based start-up WigWag, which was acquired by Arm in 2019.

The Izuma Cloud is a unified solution for both IoT deployment...

Hut 8 and Zenlayer partner to supply edge services for Web3 users

Crypto Mining

Cryptocurrency mining company Hut 8 has partnered with edge solutions provider Zenlayer to bring edge computing services to blockchain and Web3 users.

Hut 8 customers will gain access to Zenlayer’s edge platform, allowing for the deployment of mining applications across a system which is accessible in 40 nations around the globe. Miners will also be equipped with self-provision compute and networking services through an online console or APIs.

Jaime Leverton, CEO of...

Cysec and Avassa to bring central cloud-like security to the edge

Cyber Security

Security software provider Cysec and Avassa, an edge orchestration platform provider, have partnered to offer automated, scalable, and secure solutions for edge computing environments.

As enterprises increasingly look towards a hybrid adoption of both cloud and edge infrastructure, there is a growing need for businesses to stay innovative and efficient across both centralised and distributed environments.

With Cysec and Avassa’s joint partnership, the two companies...

ClearBlade launches IoT Core to replace Google’s retiring offering

Edge and IoT software company ClearBlade has launched its ClearBlade IoT Core as an alternative to the soon to be discontinued Google IoT Core.

With Google’s IoT Core offering scheduled for termination in August 2023, ClearBlade is providing an alternative that is easy to migrate to and has been approved by Google.

The ClearBlade IoT Core connects and manages data from various devices worldwide. It includes multiple features, such as:

Device registry and...

Fly.io raises $37m for its distributed edge delivery network

Fly

Application delivery network Fly.io has revealed a $25 million (£20m) Series B that it closed in June, alongside a $12 million (£10m) Series A from last August.

The two rounds of funding will go towards developing the company’s distributed cloud technology as well as hiring new engineers and developers.

Fly.io was founded by Kurt McKay to provide applications more efficiently by placing them closer to the user.

McKay believes that the traditional method of...

Kip Turco, StackPath: On cloud computing ‘at the edge of the internet’

Edge Computing News caught up with StackPath CEO Kip Turco to discuss cloud computing “at the edge of the internet”.

We tapped Turco’s vast expertise to learn how edge cloud platforms like StackPath are delivering real-world advantages today while paving the way for exciting next-generation applications.

Edge Computing News: First off, can you give us a brief overview of StackPath’s core solutions?

Kip Turco: StackPath is a cloud computing platform...