Topic: edge computing

IoT is driving organizations to the edge

The surge in the number of connected devices has created an immersive and collaborative interface between people and things, which is driving the need for new models of compute and infrastructure. Traditional centralized, mega-scale cloud data centers, augmented by distributed content delivery networks (CDNs), do not adequately meet the performance needs demanded by this explosion … continue reading

Linux Foundation launches edge computing organization

The Linux Foundation today announced LF Edge, an organization created to establish an open framework for edge computing. LF Edge consists of five projects that will make up a software stack dealing with location, latency and mobility differentiation, according to the foundation’s announcement. According to the Linux Foundation, the projects include: Akraino Edge Stack, which … continue reading

Gartner: The future of infrastructure is always on, always available

The future of IT infrastructure is about being always on, and always available, everywhere, according to a presentation by Gartner at its IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies, held this week in Las Vegas. With applications so critical to business today, any outage could spell disaster for those companies, according to a number of conference … continue reading

Living on the edge: IoT is the future, and security is playing catch-up

Smart homes. Smart cities. Smart factories. Intelligent cloud. Intelligent edge. While many still believe the Internet of Things has a way to go before we see widespread adoption, there is no questioning that it is here today. Some things are prototypes upon which larger deployments can be built, and some are already in wide use, … continue reading

Report: The state of IT is rapidly changing

The increased interest in cloud-to-the-edge technology, digital transformation and artificial intelligence is changing the approach to IT and IT service delivery. A recent report from LogicMonitor on the State of IT Delivery Survey found 80 percent of respondents have implemented or plan on implementing a modern IT solution. According to the report, the motivators for … continue reading

StackPath 2.0 focuses on the cloud’s edge

StackPath wants to transform the cloud’s edge with a new generation of its platform and services. StackPath 2.0 is designed to secure the edge with a new network of scalable and advanced edge Points of Presence (PoPs), new secure edge services, a new customer portal, and a new platform model. According to the company, its … continue reading

Analyst View: What edge computing means for I&O

Many digital business projects create data that can be processed more efficiently when the computing power is close to the thing or person generating it. Edge computing solutions address this need for localized computing power. Gartner defines edge computing as solutions that facilitate data processing at or near the source of data generation. For example, in the context of … continue reading

Industry leaders join forces to bring clarity to the field of edge computing

Edge computing can potentially improve the performance, scalability, reliability, and regulatory compliance options for business-critical applications, according to the State of the Edge 2018 report. The report was produced by a group of edge computing companies, including Vapor IO, Packet, Ericsson UDN, Arm, and Rafay Systems, in collaboration with Structure Research and Edge Research Group. … continue reading

Microsoft adds new enhancements to Azure

Microsoft has announced new advancements to Azure at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in Seattle today. The company released Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, which is a scalable data lake solution for big data analytics. With this solution, all data can coexist in a single store without needing to be copied, allowing for greater speed … continue reading

OpenStack ‘Queens’ release expands support for GPUs and containers to meet edge, NFV and machine learning workload demands

The OpenStack community today released Queens, the 17th version of the most widely deployed open source cloud infrastructure software. A packed release resulting from a six-month development cycle, Queens offers advancements benefiting not only enterprises with mission-critical workloads but also organizations investing in emerging use cases like containers, NFV, edge computing and machine learning. The … continue reading

Linux Foundation announces new project for high-availability cloud services on edge computing systems

The Linux Foundation has announced a new open source project called Akraino. The goal of Akraino is to build a software stack that supports high-availability cloud services that are optimized for edge computing systems. The Akraino community plans to release the project source code in the second quarter of 2018. As part of the announcement, … continue reading

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