Akamai invests in Macrometa for joint edge cloud platform

Digital Visualisation

Akamai, a content delivery network (CDN) provider, has invested in edge services provider Macrometa as the two partner to integrate their services.

By combining Akamai’s cloud infrastructure with Macrometa’s global data network, the two companies give developers the option to build enterprise applications that can utilise edge services.

The joint partnership will support enterprise customers looking to develop and run applications or APIs across the cloud and edge....

Lumen Technologies brings edge solutions to APAC region

Singapore

Network solutions provider Lumen Technologies is expanding its portfolio of edge computing solutions into the Asia-Pacific region (APAC).

Lumen’s offering in the region will include its Edge Bare Metal pay-as-you-go hardware solution for servers, taking advantage of sites in Singapore and Japan.

The company claims to facilitate application performance with a maximum of five milliseconds of latency through its edge node fibre network. Its launch in the region will help...

Scale Computing, Mako Networks offer edge management solution

Cloud Management

Edge computing and hyperconvergence specialist Scale Computing has partnered with Mako Networks, a cloud network provider, to expand its edge solution provision to enterprises.

With Scale Computing’s easy-to-deploy software and Mako Networks secure networking, the two firms are offering a complete remote management system for a variety of edge applications.

The end goal is to allow organisations to run critical applications on a local network while taking advantage of...

Fly.io raises $37m for its distributed edge delivery network

Fly

Application delivery network Fly.io has revealed a $25 million (£20m) Series B that it closed in June, alongside a $12 million (£10m) Series A from last August.

The two rounds of funding will go towards developing the company’s distributed cloud technology as well as hiring new engineers and developers.

Fly.io was founded by Kurt McKay to provide applications more efficiently by placing them closer to the user.

McKay believes that the traditional method of...

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...

IDrive expands European data centre footprint with 4 new locations

Data centre

IDrive Compute, a VPS hosting solution from IDrive, has expanded its international network of edge computing locations with a number of new data centres in Europe.

Specialising in cloud storage, online backup, remote access, and compliance technologies, the company's services help more than 4 million customers back up over 500 petabytes of data.

With its growth into Europe, IDrive hopes to help businesses host multiple virtual instances with physical servers and robust...

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...

Telenor and AWS expand partnership to create new 5G and edge solutions

Auto Innovation

Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms company, has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand its cloud-based innovation and create new 5G and edge services.

As part of their agreement, Telenor and AWS will invest in joint go-to-market activities in industries such as manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, and automotive.

Tapping into AWS’ most advanced cloud technologies, Telenor will scale its cloud footprint whilst developing innovative new services for its...

Verizon launches private MEC solution in partnership with AWS

Verizon has launched a private mobile edge compute (MEC) solution in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The solution was announced earlier this year and combines Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Outposts for a cloud-based platform that brings compute and storage services to the edge of a customer’s on-premise network.

The benefit to businesses is much higher bandwidth and lower latency to support next-generation enterprise applications including factory automation,...

LEOcloud and Ramon.Space work together on satellite-hosted edge computing

A viw of Earth and a satellite from Space.

Satellite comms startup LEOcloud and supercomputer firm Ramon.Space have entered into a partnership to develop satellite-hosted cloud edge computing capabilities for commercial, government and military customers. 

The capabilities are expected to provide dynamic, scalable virtual resources supporting a container operating environment.

LEOcloud's Space Edge Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation will enable a global reach of cloud edge computing services for their...