Nokia and Flex Brazil bring private 5G to LatAm manufacturing

Brazil

Nokia is collaborating with multinational electronics company Flex Brazil to deploy 5G standalone private wireless networks across its manufacturing facilities in Brazil.

Together the companies hope to bring advanced manufacturing solutions to Brazil’s developing Industry 4.0 market through a robust 5G network.

The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) will provide private on-demand wireless services alongside edge computing and digital-enabling tools. Flex plans to use...

Nokia and AT&T launch industry-grade 4.9G LTE network in Mexico

Container Port

Telco titans Nokia and AT&T have joined forces to deploy an industrial-grade private 4.9G LTE network in Mexico.

Based at the APM Terminals container facility in Yucatan, the connectivity solution uses Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform to manage maritime terminal operations through edge services and a high-performance wireless network.

APM Terminals Yucatan is a 11.5 hectare deep-water port and key logistics location in Puerto Progreso which provides...

Lumen launches Edge Virtual Machines for enterprise customers

Earth

Network solutions provider Lumen Technologies has launched Lumen Edge Virtual Machines (VMs) to provide customers with on-demand edge compute power at scale.

Lumen Edge VMs are the company’s latest infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering, designed for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), start-ups, and large enterprises deploying applications and workloads at the network edge.

The VMs are designed for edge applications such as supporting machine learning and...

Zededa pulls £21m from Samsung, Porsche to drive growth

Boost

Edge solutions firm Zededa has closed $26 million (£21m) in Series B funding from the likes of Samsung and Porsche towards growing its customer base and expanding its research and development.

The San Jose-based company saw all of its existing investors participate in the latest round, led by Core Energy 7, bringing its total funding to $55 million (£45m).

As well as Samsung Next and Porsche Ventures, companies from a wide range of industries participated in the round,...

Sunlight.io and Avassa jointly develop edge orchestration platform

Industrial Fan

Sunlight.io and edge infrastructure firm Avassa have collaborated on a complete software stack designed for secure and efficient management of edge environments.

Built to reduce the growing work pressures facing IT teams that have to manage edge-native software applications, the solution targets a wide range of industries from retail stores and factories to hospitals.

Carl Moberg, CTO, and co-founder of Avassa, said: “Combining our application-centric edge...

Stratus Technologies presents smart manufacturing solutions at ARC event

Automotive Manufacturing Facility

Edge software firm Stratus Technologies is currently showcasing its second-gen ztC Edge platform along with a number of pre-validated control architectures at the 26th annual ARC Industry Forum.

Taking place in Orlando, Florida from June 6-9, the event will also see a number of discussions including Stratus employees and clients on topics such as digital transformation and edge use cases.

On June 8, Jason Andersen, vice president of business line management at Stratus,...

Critical edge security issues across industries: Cyberattacks on the rise

The digital footprint and increasingly distributed IT infrastructures of edge computing are larger than ever.

According to IDC, more than 50% of new enterprise IT infrastructure will be deployed at the edge instead of through data centres by 2023. The global edge computing market will reach $250 billion by 2024 at a compound annual growth rate of 12.5% in the next couple of years.

With so much data flowing and being generated by the millisecond, companies find it...

Scale Computing releases fleet manager for edge infrastructure

Edge computing and hyperconvergence specialist Scale Computing has released its Fleet Manager for edge and managed service providers.

The Scale Computing Fleet Manager (SC//Fleet Manager) is a cloud-hosted monitoring and management tool for distributed IT infrastructure that can scale from one to 50,000 clusters.

Instead of managing individual deployments, SC//Fleet Manager gives users the ability to see and manage their entire fleet at once from a single...

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...

Blaize partners with Innovatrics on edge AI facial recognition solution

Edge AI computing firm Blaize has partnered with biometric solutions company Innovatrics to develop a low power, edge-optimised facial recognition technology.

Running on Blaize’s edge devices, Innovatrics SmartFace Embedded has been designed for access control and public security applications such as face detection, facial landmarks, and face template extraction.

Users can combine specific processes and deselect others to maintain a small footprint and use minimal...