Kyndryl and Cloudflare form alliance to drive enterprise network transformation

Two people shaking hands.

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, and Cloudflare, a connectivity cloud company, have formed a global strategic alliance, an expansion of their partnership, to enable enterprises to migrate and manage networks for multi-cloud connectivity and comprehensive network security.

The partnership combines Kyndryl’s end-to-end consulting services and expertise across enterprise networking, security and resiliency with Cloudflare’s robust connectivity cloud that offers...

SASE market hits $8.4bn for 2023 with Zscaler top of the charts

The secure access service edge (SASE) market broke the $8 billion (£6.27bn) revenue barrier in 2023, according to Dell’Oro Group – a marker the industry analyst has described as a ‘significant milestone.’

The sector topped out at $8.4bn for 2023, at a 31% growth rate. From that overall revenue marker, the SSE (secure service edge) segment of the SASE market was at more than $4bn, with the SD-WAN segment surpassing $3bn, although at a slower growth rate than the previous...

Lenovo unveils edge AI initiatives across telecoms

MWC MWC has traditionally been the telcos’ playground – and Lenovo is leaning into this with a newly announced series of edge AI collaborations with Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and Telefonica.

The collaborations announced in Barcelona enable the telecom providers to create and deliver a broad array of AI workloads for customers, ranging from automated deployment of edge-to-cloud AI infrastructure, networking, software, orchestration, and management.

Perhaps the most...

OVHcloud opens its first two local zones in Spain and Belgium

European cloud specialist OVHcloud has opened its first two public cloud ‘Local Zones’ with one site located in Madrid, Spain and the other in Brussels, Belgium.

Driven by innovative technology from gridscale, OVHcloud’s latest acquisition, the Group can now deploy cloud capacity within weeks to serve new international locations. The Local Zones in Belgium and Spain bring new options for customers to access the Group’s Public Cloud services, with low latency and local...

Nokia teams up with Austrian telco A1 for edge cloud network slicing test

Nokia has announced the successful completion of what is claimed to be the first 5G edge cloud network slicing trial, in conjunction with A1, Austria’s leading telecoms provider, and Microsoft.

The deployment entailed using Nokia’s 5G edge slicing solution, integrated with Microsoft Azure’s managed edge compute, on A1’s live commercial network in Vienna. The test comprised real-time HD video streaming, transmitting live camera feeds from several mobile devices with...

Akamai takes cloud computing to its edge network

Cloud

Cloud firm Akamai Technologies has unveiled plans to embed cloud computing capabilities into its massive edge network.

Akamai’s Generalized Edge Compute (Gecko) advances Akamai’s strategy to be the cloud computing platform for companies that want to deliver better experiences by running workloads closer to users, devices, and sources of data.

Akamai’s move comes at an exciting juncture for the technology industry. In a worldwide study conducted in 2023, ClearPath...

Casey’s gets a slice of Acumera’s edge to bolster its convenience stores

Casey’s, the third largest convenience store and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States, is furthering its digital transformation initiatives by employing an edge computing solution for its stores.

The company has selected Acumera Reliant Platform, an edge offering specifically around retail and hospitality, to operate locally in its more than 2,600 locations with high availability and without the need for WAN connectivity.

A primary benefit of the platform is...

American Tower and IBM bring edge cloud services to enterprises for enhanced innovation

IBM has collaborated with American Tower, a global digital infrastructure provider, to accelerate the deployment of a hybrid, multi-cloud computing platform at the edge.

Through this collaboration, American Tower plans to expand its neutral-host, Access Edge Data Center ecosystem to include IBM Hybrid Cloud capabilities and Red Hat OpenShift. The two companies will work together to help clients address their evolving customer requirements and expectations around innovative...

Mangata Networks and Microsoft develop AI-enabled edge cloud connectivity

Mangata Networks, a global company offering satellite-enabled connectivity & intelligent edge computing solutions, has signed a partnership with Microsoft aimed at developing an AI-enabled edge cloud product connected via satellite.

This partnership represents a long-term commitment between Mangata Networks and Microsoft, marking the beginning of a sustained collaborative journey aimed at continuously advancing cloud technology through innovative satellite...

Helin secures €3 million to transform ‘dumb’ maritime and energy assets into ‘smart’ ones

A pile of Euro notes.

Helin, an industrial edge intelligence platform, has successfully raised a €3 million Seed round from FORWARD.one.

The capital is Helin’s first funding round and marks the transition from its initial bootstrap phase to a phase of accelerated growth. The funding will be used to grow Helin’s commercial and development teams and expand its Industrial Edge Intelligence SaaS platform. 

In this time of rapid increase in security compliance, energy transition and...