Red Hat brings new edge capabilities to hybrid cloud systems

Open source solutions provider Red Hat has launched new enhancements across its hybrid cloud solutions portfolio to accelerate edge adoption in enterprise.

The set of cross-portfolio capabilities focus on supporting customers migration to edge computing by limiting complexity, enhancing security, and increasing confidence in systems management from the data centre to the edge.

As part of the Red Hat Edge Initiative, these new features represent a collective push to...

Scale Computing works with Intel on scalable edge management solution

Warehouse

Edge solutions firm Scale Computing has entered into a strategic partnership with Intel to offer a fully integrated platform designed for deploying and managing applications at the edge.

The Indiana, USA-based company is known for its hyperconverged infrastructure solutions that support data centre, cloud, and edge environments.

With growing demand for ultra-low latency applications, the Intel NUC Enterprise Edge Compute (EEC) Edition will fit comfortably into use cases...

Omdia: Enterprise edge services market to double in size by 2026

Global Edge Services

New market research from Informa’s Omdia predicts that revenue from the enterprise edge services market will reach $214 billion (£171bn) by 2026.

That’s more than double the current size of the market, which Omdia forecasts to reach $97 billion (£77.5bn) in 2022.

Whilst Omdia expects the global market to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4% from 2021 to 2026, North America is predicted to dominate the period with a 41% share of global...

Verizon chunks off 10% stake in Casa Systems to bolster MEC options

House

Telco giant Verizon has inked a deal to acquire a 9.9% stake in mobile infrastructure company Casa Systems for $40 million (£30.8m) as part of a multi-year purchase contract.

Whilst the investment does not give Verizon a direct seat on Casa Systems’ board of directors, former Verizon CEO Dan Mead is already a member.

As well as a stock buy-in, Verizon has also signed a six-year agreement that could be worth up to $140 million (£107.8m).

Under the terms of...

Maxis and Hewlett Packard building Malaysia’s first MEC enterprise solution

Malaysia

Maxis, one of Malaysia’s largest telecoms providers, has teamed up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to build the country’s first multi-access edge computing (MEC) solution for enterprises.

Multi-access edge computing is a technology that enables ultra-fast, single-digit millisecond latency with data processed and stored at the edge of the network, bringing cloud resources closer to the end-user.

This makes MEC solutions particularly attractive to businesses...

SK Telecom taps Dell servers for 5G MEC solution

Cellular Data Tower

SK Telecom, South Korea’s dominant telecoms operator, has launched an enterprise multi-access edge computing (MEC) solution called Petasus in partnership with US tech specialist Dell Technologies.

Through Petasus, SK Telecom’s MEC solutions, which range from network virtualisation to MEC applications for operation and user experience optimisation, will be mounted on Dell‘s servers.

The move hopes to capitalise on the growing global demand for private 5G network...

NEXCOM and Telco Systems launch 5G/IoT edge management solution

Virtual Management

NEXCOM has partnered with edge solutions provider Telco Systems to release a commercial-ready solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to run virtual workloads at the network edge.

The joint solution is based on network appliance supplier NEXCOM’s DTA 1164W, a 5G-ready desktop uCPE, combined with Telco Systems’ Edgility smart edge computing software for virtual edge services management installed.

Built with full support for 5G and IoT...

Quadric pulls in £16m for on-device edge AI processing platform

Quadric, developers of an edge processing platform optimised for on-device AI at the network edge, have raised $21 million (£16m) in a Series B funding round.

Led by NSITEXE, the round also saw major new investment from MegaChips alongside existing investors Leawood VC, Pear VC, Uncork Capital, and Cota Capital.

Quadric’s platform is capable of handling neural backbones alongside classical dynamic data-parallel algorithms in a unified architecture. Whilst most other...

Lumen doubles Latin American customer base for edge services

Latin America

Edge solutions provider Lumen Technologies doubled the number of Latin American customers that acquired its edge services in 2021.

The continent’s growing interest in Lumen’s services came from industries requiring low latency such as content creation, entertainment, e-commerce, and public cloud providers.

In recent years, Lumen has focused on growing its client base in Latin American countries through a series of investments and acquisitions.

Last year, it...

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 sees commercial release

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2

The Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 server is now commercially available on Microsoft’s Azure Edge Hardware Centre.

Described as an “AI-enabled edge computing device offered as a service”, the Pro 2 brings compute and processing power to edge locations such as retail and remote office branches.

The short depth, 2U server comes in a compact size with flexible mounting options and multiple configurations optimised for edge workloads.

Organisations can use Azure...