Colt and IBM extend edge computing partnership

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31 March 2021 | Natalie Bannerman Colt Technology Services and IBM have extended their existing partnership to include IBM Cloud Satellite on the Colt edge platform. The combination of IBM’s Cloud Satellite with Colt’s edge platform means that Colt and IBM customers have the speed, security and performance needed to use IBM Cloud at the edge. Specifically, IBM Cloud Satellite enables companies to securely extend IBM Cloud to wherever their workloads are running so they can access cloud services, such as AI, security and automation. “I look forward to elevating our relationship and bringing the best of Colt to IBM and the best of IBM to Colt. This is an opportunity to bring our market-leading connectivity together with IBM’s technology and consultancy to provide our end-users with a superior offering,” said Keri...

Vertex Acquires Edge Computing Company Tellutax to Extend

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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vertex, Inc. (NASDAQ:VERX) (“Vertex” or the “Company”), a leading provider of tax technology and services, announced that it has acquired Tellutax, a Portland-based edge computing technology startup. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Tellutax designs edge-based technology utilizing a container architecture, which enables customers to deliver tax solutions seamlessly at the point of need with increased scalability and simplified management. “We believe Tellutax edge technology will extend our leadership in the enterprise market and accelerate our ecosystem expansion into next generation payment and IoT platforms,” said Vertex president and CEO David DeStefano. “This acquisition furthers our technology roadmap and hybrid cloud strategy, enabling us to...

BP, Amazon extend renewable energy and cloud computing agreements

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12/10/2020 Amazon cloud computing infrastructure LONDON - BP and Amazon have agreed to extend their longstanding relationship, with BP to supply additional renewable energy to power Amazon’s operations, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) enabling the acceleration of BP’s program to digitize its infrastructure and operations. BP sees building relationships with major corporate partners such as Amazon as a key part of its strategy of transforming into an integrated energy company and to delivering its ambition of becoming a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and helping...

U of T and Fujitsu extend agreement to collaborate on cutting-edge computing research

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The University of Toronto and Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have agreed to renew, for three years, a partnership that seeks to advance innovative computing research projects with wide-scale applications. The partnership extension was marked this week by a transglobal videoconference that included Fujitsu CEO Hirotaka Hara and U of T President Meric Gertler, as well as other senior leaders and researchers. The group discussed the progress of the partnership – which launched in 2018 and involved the establishment of the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at U of T’s Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship – and what can be achieved in the future. “Fujitsu is one of the world’s most admired companies and Fujitsu Laboratories is a major engine of research and development in leading innovation clusters...