Edge computing and Kubernetes: Understanding the landscape

Edge computing differs from cloud computing in that information is processed nearer to the source of data. Yet the need for greater speed and efficiency in maximising resources as ever-increasing amounts of data get utilised are a common source of pain in both technologies.

It's not just the data, either. In edge use cases, which range from a security video camera to a remote oil rig, conditions may not always be optimal. As a result, the complexity needs to be managed....

Ron Haberman, market CTO, Platform9: How edge ‘reinforces’ always-on company vision

Looking to the future of any industry through the lens of its foundational technology is very exciting. Yet getting from the idealistic vision to a workable reality requires a major leap – an operational management layer.

Retail is an example. How will edge computing revolutionise the retail industry? Examples range from the theoretical to the tangible. Brick and mortar retail stores contain a lot of data such as inventory, supply chain, transaction, and customer data. Decades...

StackPath and Console Connect team up to Provide on-demand direct connections to edge computing

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StackPath, an integrated edge computing platform for latency-sensitive and decentralized applications, and Console Connect by PCCW, a platform for the Software Defined Interconnection of applications and infrastructures, have partnered to enable Console Connect to provision direct network connections to the StackPath platform.

Businesses can have dedicated links between StackPath and on-premises or third-party networks provisioned in minutes, accelerating their time-to-market,...

Avassa becomes Red Hat tech partner for edge collaboration

Avassa Red Hat partners

Avassa, an edge orchestration solution provider, has partnered with Red Hat, the open-source software giant, to collaborate on edge container management.

The companies hope to deliver innovative edge container monitoring and automation tooling to users, leveraging Red Hat’s platform and open-source community.

As a Red Hat technology partner, Avassa will provide purpose-built solutions for container management to add to Red Hat’s edge portfolio.

Avassa says...

Zadara, BroadBand Tower partner for Japanese edge cloud service

5G Telecom Tower

Cloud computing firm Zadara has partnered with Japanese internet service provider BroadBand Tower to offer a full-stack cloud platform in Japan.

The infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution will offer storage, compute, and networking services to new customers in the region.

The joint offering will see Zadara’s Edge Cloud Services integrated into BroadBand Tower’s upcoming launch of its c9 Flex-N IaaS platform.

Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara, said: “We are...

BT uses AWS Wavelength for 5G edge trial in Manchester

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BT is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring 4G and 5G mobile edge compute to UK businesses as part of a multi-million pound investment.

Leveraging EE’s national mobile network and AWS Wavelength, the two companies will work to bring secure high-bandwidth connectivity to a range of use cases, from policing and crowd management to healthcare and security.

Alex Tempest, managing director at BT Wholesale, said: “By building cloud edge services into our 5G...

Sunlight.io, Edgelabs.ai partner on comprehensive edge solution

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Edge infrastructure firm Sunlight.io has partnered with edge security specialist Edgelabs.ai to bring enterprises a “comprehensive” edge solution designed with scalability and security in mind.

The joint offering takes advantage of Edgelabs.ai’s AI-powered edge security solutions alongside Sunlight’s HyperConverged infrastructure platform for applications running at the edge.

Inna Ushakova, CEO of EdgeLabs.ai, said: “We are excited to partner with Sunlight.io...

5G Open Innovation Lab adds e& and 14 start-ups to ecosystem

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The 5G Open Innovation Lab has added multinational telecoms company e& to its ecosystem of innovators along with 14 other start-up firms.

The Lab is a global ecosystem of enterprises, start-ups, and industry partners collaborating to build and innovate on new technologies using edge computing and 5G.

E& Group operates in sixteen countries across Africa and the Middle East where it provides services to more than 150 million users every day.

The new...

Akamai acquires Kubernetes cloud storage start-up Ondat

Content delivery network provider Akamai is acquiring Kubernetes cloud storage firm Ondat to bolster its Cloud Connected distributed platform.

Akamai sees Ondat’s cloud-native platform and persistent storage capabilities as a powerful tool to add to its edge cloud services portfolio.

The company’s Cloud Connected platform emerged from its acquisition of cloud hosting platform Linode in February 2022. The buyout of Ondat further facilitates this shift towards...

Lenovo adds Sunlight.io solutions to its offering in resale agreement


Multinational tech company Lenovo has signed a reseller agreement with edge infrastructure firm Sunlight.io to provide ‘Edge Computing-as-a-Service’ solutions using Sunlight products.

As part of the agreement, Lenovo will integrate its edge hardware devices with Sunlight.io’s HyperConverged edge-to-core stack and NexCenter infrastructure management platform.

Lenovo says the integration of Sunlight solutions to its offering will help customers looking for edge...