Rockwell Automation taps ZEDEDA for edge management solution

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Rockwell Automation, an industrial automation provider, has entered into an agreement with ZEDEDA to bring edge management capabilities to the manufacturing industry.

ZEDEDA’s edge orchestration solutions will bolster Rockwell’s ability to cater to manufacturers digital transformation and edge management needs.

Chantal Polsonetti, vice president of advisory services at ARC Advisory Group, said: “This partnership is a natural next step to improve management and...

Yes, it’s possible: Infrastructure at the push of a button

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Infrastructure automation can save you months of engineering time on important projects.

You know it’s time to make a change. You want to modernise your organisation’s technology infrastructure and update its data analytics process.

But maybe you’re facing time or resource restraints. Or maybe you aren’t 100% sure where or how to best begin with a digital transformation. It can feel like a tall task, especially because most standard large-scale, secure digital...

Rob High, IBM: Edge Computing in a Post-COVID Economy

The evolution of Edge, IoT and 5G has seen the boundaries of technology expand to create the biggest innovation platform ever. With use cases for digitalization creating opportunities across all sectors, technology is driving the world into a new direction and towards a future we’ve all imagined: where factories are more productive; where workers are safer; and where we leave a more sustainable footprint on our world.

In this interview, IBM’s Rob High discusses:

How...

Lumen launches Edge Virtual Machines for enterprise customers

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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...

Jeroen Overmaat, Spectro Cloud: How Kubernetes is driving change

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At Spectro Cloud we’re right at the heart of the vibrant cloud-native landscape. We make Palette, a Kubernetes management platform that enables organizations to manage thousands of clusters at scale, whether they’re in public clouds, data centres, on bare metal or edge environments. Containers and Kubernetes are powerful but they can be complex, and our mission is to take that pain...

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

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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

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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

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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...