How to Keep Edge Computing Sites Truly Autonomous

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IT solution providers have an opportunity to add value by delivering and remotely managing hyperconverged edge sites. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solves many problems that historically have plagued data center managers–clutter, management complexity, and high upgrade and maintenance costs created by multiple Ethernet boxes, servers, and storage arrays. Hyperconvergence removes those elements by combining data center functions into a single node. As such, HCI is ideal for unstaffed edge computing sites, which can number in the thousands as part of a single network. As companies deploy edge environments, IT managers are coming to managed service providers (MSPs) and IT solution providers with questions along these lines: “My CIO wants me to deploy a standalone edge micro data center at each of our branch locations by the end of...

Edge devices improve drilling efficiency for energy company

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Moving compute and storage resources to edge locations can reduce latency and bandwidth needs, improve performance and save money. At the same time, widespread edge computing deployments can introduce significant management challenges. Servers can be hard enough to maintain when they’re in an on-prem data center. What if they’re deployed in the middle of nowhere?Energy companies know all too well the challenges of remote computing.“When we drill a well, it’s always in the middle of nowhere,” says Dingzhou Cao, senior advisor for data science at independent shale producer Devon Energy, a Fortune 500 company based in Oklahoma City, Okla.Sending a massive stream of data back to a central location isn’t always feasible, but the company still wants to know what happens at its sites. “We always have a bad connection to the Internet,” he...

LOCH Technologies Named a Cool Vendor in Gartner 2021 Edge Computing Report

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EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LOCH Technologies, the leader in wireless and wireless IoT security, today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in the Gartner Cool Vendors in Edge Computing 2021 report1. The report states, “As edge computing moves from proofs of concept and custom-made monolithic projects to repeatable enterprise applications, vendor offerings that simplify deployment are gaining attention. Gartner forecasts that 15 billion IoT devices will be connecting to enterprise networks by 2028. A total of 80% of these devices will connect via wireless technology, and 97% of enterprises have security concerns when adopting IoT. Any IT organization that does not have a policy that defines how a device will connect to the network or has not tested all devices to ensure that they act properly must discover, manage, secure...

Detecting ‘Aggressive Driving’ With Machine Learning And Edge Computing

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A recent patent application has proposed a system for identifying ‘aggressive driving behavior’ at junctions using machine learning algorithms deployed in civic edge computing devices.In contrast to recent innovations of AI research into in-vehicle ‘road rage’ analytics (primarily intended for the benefit of insurance companies), the system proposed is instead municipal in nature, and could be aimed at facilitating penalties for drivers that are not conforming to the ambient norms of ‘safe’ driver behavior. It is also specifically intended to provide bad drivers with related in-car audiovisual alerts.The patent was filed at the US Patent and Trademark Office on 29th April 2021 on behalf of the Board Of Regents of the University of Michigan, and the Denso corporation, a Japanese automotive components manufacturer owned by Toyota.The...

Edge computing is coming, and businesses aren’t ready

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Almost three-quarters (72%) of IT leaders are already using edge computing to provide innovative services, according to Intel.   Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images From ultra-connected autonomous cars to low-latency AR, VR and gaming: to remain competitive in the digital age, businesses will have little choice but to fully embrace the new opportunities that come with the deployment of edge computing, according to a new report published by Intel. Almost three-quarters (72%) of IT leaders are already using edge computing to provide innovative services, according to the chip giant, whether that is to create new products, open new revenue streams or boost efficiencies.  "Businesses can no longer afford to ignore the edge," says the report, stressing the...

Edge computing integral to unlocking future biz innovations: Intel report

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Businesses are realizing that edge computing is integral to driving operational efficiencies and unlocking future innovations, according to an Intel report that provides insight into the now, new and next of edge computing across key industries. Edge computing is a distributed IT architecture where computing (collecting, storing, processing and analysing data) takes place at or near the data source. This improves bandwidth availability, insights, response time and ultimately customer experience. In the COVID-19 era, unprecedented volumes of critical business data is being generated but many organizations are facing very real data processing challenges. As per the Intel report, 76% stated that identifying "the ideal location" for data processing is a challenge. Edge computing can play a major role in addressing these challenges,...

Who is leading the 5G patent race for edge computing?

In the future, half of the world’s data volume will no longer be generated by or between people but by vehicles, sensors, or other various types of networked devices, according to some predictions. Not only the number of devices but also the volume of data continues to increase dramatically. Telecom equipment supplier Ericsson estimates that global data traffic will increase fivefold to 136 exabytes per month within the next five years, compared to today. The expectation is that a typical end user will generate up to 1.5 gigabytes of data per day, and a vehicle with up to 4 terabytes even several times that amount.The 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project), the organisation responsible for cellular standards development, already had these new requirements in mind when it defined the fifth-generation mobile network 5G. At its core, 5G was...

Samsung re-envisioning the future of edge computing for ‘intelligent human edge’ 

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As the pandemic has shown, edge computing is setting the trend for what’s going to be the preferred technological architecture for the next few decades. On the forefront of re-envisioning what edge computing can do for the future is Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a powerhouse consumer electronics company. “Over a year with the COVID pandemic, that’s actually accelerated a lot of the thinking around the edge,” said K.C. Choi (pictured), corporate executive vice president and head of group with the global mobile B2B team at Samsung. “We’ve seen the edge … start be more extreme, in the sense that it’s pushing further and further out beyond what we originally envisioned the edge to be. We’re really re-envisioning what the edge is. ” Choi spoke with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during...

Edge computing drives business innovation

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As technology use has grown exponentially during the pandemic, generating unprecedented volumes of critical business data, businesses are turning to the edge to help accelerate growth and drive business transformation, a survey from Intel has revealed. The report, The edge outlook: the now, the new and the next of edge computing, made the case that with the edge set to transform every aspect of life and business, organisations must embrace collaboration and take advantage of ecosystems that allow them to capitalise on all its opportunities. It found that the rate at which the world is changing is exacerbated by the pandemic, climate crisis and rising sociopolitical tensions. Alongside this, reliance on data is soaring, with trillions of minutes processed on video platforms each month. Intel said businesses need this data readily...

Vendors Aim to Enhance Kubernetes Edge Computing

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Linux distribution publisher SUSE is working closely with its partner ecosystem to better support Kubernetes edge computing. With noncloud networks projected to be processing the lion’s share of global data by 2025, developers have turned to containerization tools such as Kubernetes, which is poised to accelerate edge software deployment. Containers for edge development were a focus at the SUSECON Conference, enabling developers to create development environments that enable workloads to be moved from central clouds or data centers to the edge without conversion requirements. Containers are self-contained runtime environments that enable developers to minimize operating system variations that would typically stall performance of code. They include a software dependencies, libraries and binaries, as well as configuration files which govern...