Kip Turco, StackPath: On cloud computing ‘at the edge of the internet’

Edge Computing News caught up with StackPath CEO Kip Turco to discuss cloud computing “at the edge of the internet”.

We tapped Turco’s vast expertise to learn how edge cloud platforms like StackPath are delivering real-world advantages today while paving the way for exciting next-generation applications.

Edge Computing News: First off, can you give us a brief overview of StackPath’s core solutions?

Kip Turco: StackPath is a cloud computing platform...

Sunlight.io launches first hyperconverged stack supporting the NVIDIA Jetson-based Lenovo ThinkEdge SE70

Sunlight.io, the edge infrastructure company, has announced support for the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform, and the Lenovo SE70, with the launch of its beta program - ‘Project Rosie.’

Sunlight NexVisor is the first full hyperconverged stack to support the Arm-CPU-based NVIDIA Jetson. Sunlight NexVisor coupled with the Lenovo SE70 makes it easy to deploy AI applications anywhere at the edge. Application developers can be the first to access the technology and test their AI...

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...

Spectro Cloud scores £30.5m for Kubernetes management platform

Sunshine breaking through the clouds.

Spectro Cloud, a Kubernetes management platform provider, has closed a $40 million (£30.5m) Series B funding round.

The round, which was led by New York-based investor Stripes, sees Spectro Cloud’s total funding to date reach $67.5 million (£51.5m) as enterprises are increasingly turning to Kubernetes for edge deployments.

Other investors included Sierra Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, WestWave Capital, T-Mobile Ventures and Alter Venture Partners, all of which also...

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...

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...

Why 2022 could be the year edge computing finally delivers on its promise

A DHL delivery vsn.

In modern organisations, innovation is happening at the edge. To deliver premium customer experiences, low latency, high performance, and cost-effective infrastructure is essential for cutting-edge applications. In addition, there are data privacy and sovereignty requirements to be satisfied.

To achieve these goals, data processing capabilities must be closer to the application. Edge computing promises much in this regard. But historically, it’s been held back by the need to...

Closing the digital divide: the role of edge computing

A road winding between two mountains.

Edge computing is set to make waves in commerce, healthcare and the government. It will play a significant role in the growth of the internet of things (IoT) and push the potential of 5G as its rollout continues, bringing new automated capabilities and efficiency to industry and agriculture.

It will also have a role to play in remote diagnostics, medicines and treatments, interactive gaming and the rise of autonomous vehicles. With 5G and cloud-based compute power, the use cases...

Aiseed joins Japanese accelerator program with edge AI drones

AI Drone

Aiseed, a Taiwan-based drone start-up, has joined Japan’s accelerator program with its edge AI-powered drone to bring innovation to Japanese government and enterprise.

The company’s cutting-edge drones use both multi-rotor and fixed-wing modes depending on circumstance to fly between 50-60mph for up to half an hour.

As the global drone market grows, Aiseed hopes to build on use cases for consumer markets, military and rescue operations, visual inspections, and...

DataQube secures €26m from French investment management company

A pile of Euro notes.

DataQube Global, said to be the developer of the world’s first standalone edge data centre module, has acquired a €26 million funding from RGREEN INVEST, an investment management company focused on green tech projects. 

With more than €800m already invested in InfraGreen and renewable energy markets, this is the company’s first venture in the data centre industry.

DataQube’s person-free layout is said to offer a significantly lower carbon footprint...