Lenovo unveils edge AI initiatives across telecoms

MWC MWC has traditionally been the telcos’ playground – and Lenovo is leaning into this with a newly announced series of edge AI collaborations with Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and Telefonica.

The collaborations announced in Barcelona enable the telecom providers to create and deliver a broad array of AI workloads for customers, ranging from automated deployment of edge-to-cloud AI infrastructure, networking, software, orchestration, and management.

Perhaps the most...

Intel’s new platform promises edge performance with cloud simplicity

MWC Intel has announced the launch of a new Intel Edge Platform which aims to enable enterprises to run the gamut of edge and AI application development and deployment at scale – with the promise of ‘cloud-like simplicity.’

The platform, announced at MWC 2024, runs on an edge-native infrastructure which has OpenVino built in; an open source toolkit which accelerates AI inference while maintaining accuracy and optimising hardware use.

The theory is solid. Intel...

OVHcloud opens its first two local zones in Spain and Belgium

European cloud specialist OVHcloud has opened its first two public cloud ‘Local Zones’ with one site located in Madrid, Spain and the other in Brussels, Belgium.

Driven by innovative technology from gridscale, OVHcloud’s latest acquisition, the Group can now deploy cloud capacity within weeks to serve new international locations. The Local Zones in Belgium and Spain bring new options for customers to access the Group’s Public Cloud services, with low latency and local...

Nokia teams up with Austrian telco A1 for edge cloud network slicing test

Nokia has announced the successful completion of what is claimed to be the first 5G edge cloud network slicing trial, in conjunction with A1, Austria’s leading telecoms provider, and Microsoft.

The deployment entailed using Nokia’s 5G edge slicing solution, integrated with Microsoft Azure’s managed edge compute, on A1’s live commercial network in Vienna. The test comprised real-time HD video streaming, transmitting live camera feeds from several mobile devices with...

Akamai takes cloud computing to its edge network

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Cloud firm Akamai Technologies has unveiled plans to embed cloud computing capabilities into its massive edge network.

Akamai’s Generalized Edge Compute (Gecko) advances Akamai’s strategy to be the cloud computing platform for companies that want to deliver better experiences by running workloads closer to users, devices, and sources of data.

Akamai’s move comes at an exciting juncture for the technology industry. In a worldwide study conducted in 2023, ClearPath...

Lenovo to unveil portfolio of AI PCs and Far Edge Computing, delivering ‘innovative AI for all’

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Lenovo is gearing up to unveil its latest portfolio of AI devices and infrastructure solutions to date at Mobile World Congress on February 26-29, as well as showcase two new device concepts that challenge the traditional PC and smartphone form factors.

At CES, Lenovo launched its first AI PCs, bringing the technology into its ThinkBook, ThinkPad, Yoga, Legion, and ThinkCentre PC portfolio. With the company’s vision of 'AI for All' at MWC, Lenovo will unveil several new AI PCs...

Casey’s gets a slice of Acumera’s edge to bolster its convenience stores

Casey’s, the third largest convenience store and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States, is furthering its digital transformation initiatives by employing an edge computing solution for its stores.

The company has selected Acumera Reliant Platform, an edge offering specifically around retail and hospitality, to operate locally in its more than 2,600 locations with high availability and without the need for WAN connectivity.

A primary benefit of the platform is...

Edge ROI opportunity strong – with telcos likeliest to foot the bill for infrastructure

Almost three quarters of organisations surveyed primarily across the technology and telecoms value chain have expressed intent to increase investments in edge computing over the coming 12 months.

That is the key finding from a new report by the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) alongside GSMA Intelligence. The study polled 400 executives from five industries; mobile operators, network equipment vendors, cloud service providers and IoT service providers and system...

ZEDEDA secures $72m to meet demand for edge AI and computing

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ZEDEDA, a specialist in edge management and orchestration, announced today the closing of $72 million in growth capital, with the Series C round led by Smith Point Capital, founded by former Salesforce Co-CEO Keith Block.

As many of the world’s largest companies launched and scaled their critical edge initiatives, they have standardised on ZEDEDA for their edge management and orchestration requirements. The latest funding enables ZEDEDA to further expand sales and marketing...

OSS brings AI edge compute solutions to $5bn motorsport industry with Andretti Global

One Stop Systems has shipped to legendary motorsport champion Andretti Global, its first AI Transportable compute system for the motorsport industry.

An OSS SDS-3U GPU-accelerated server will power advanced AI race analytics for Andretti using Zapata AI’s Industrial Generative AI platform for the cloud and edge, Orquestra. The solution represents a new application of OSS technology and the company’s first foray into the $5.1 billion...