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...

Vodafone taps Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to boost Europe’s 5G

Vodafone

Vodafone has partnered with data analytics firm Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to build a pan-European network performance platform that will improve connectivity for customers.

The platform is being implemented across eleven European countries with the goal of transforming the way Vodafone builds and manages its network over the next five years.

Called Vodafone Unified Performance Management (UPM), the platform combines Google Cloud's smart analytics portfolio and...

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...

Dell Technologies expands edge portfolio for retail solutions

Retail Store

Dell Technologies is expanding its edge portfolio with a number of solutions aimed at helping retail generate more value from their data.

Edge technologies have improved retail customer experiences in recent years through solutions such as curbside pickup and frictionless checkouts.

A recent study commissioned by Dell and conducted by 451 Research found this growth will continue with 77% of retailers expecting to increase edge deployments significantly in the next two...

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...

Nokia and Etisalat UAE join forces on 5G private networks for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nokia and Etisalat UAE, the telecoms pillar of e& in the UAE, have partnered to deploy 5G private wireless networks to support enterprises across Abu Dhabi.

The agreement will help drive digital transformation through smart city and AI use cases across industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and critical infrastructure.

Khalid Murshed, CTO and CIO at Etisalat UAE, said: “We are committed to supporting the government’s vision to accelerate the digital...

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...

ETSI MEC ramps up Phase 3 work on multi-access edge computing

Next Phase

IT standards company ETSI is moving forward with its Phase 3 plans for multi-access edge computing (MEC).

Since the start of the year, an ETSI MEC industry specification group (ETSI ISG MEC) has been working on the plan to accelerate and enable more effective collaboration between organisations.

As well as updating many Phase 2 reports and specifications, the group recently released an updated MEC Terminology, the ETSI GR MEC 001.

Another key milestone of Phase...

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...

Lumen supports Solana network on Edge Bare Metal service

Metal cogs.

Lumen Technologies, a network solutions provider, is supporting node operations on the Solana blockchain with its edge bare metal offering.

Solana, a popular smart contract-enabled cryptocurrency, is currently experiencing increased processing times and failed transactions due to a growth in popularity.

The support will allow blockchain validators and developers on the Solana network to take advantage of Lumen’s edge platform without the need to invest in hardware or...