Cox unveils Cox Edge cloud computing service
Cox Communications has launched Cox Edge, a full-stack edge-cloud computing service.
The new service delivers ultra-low latency compute solutions that improve application performance and reduce cloud transport and on-premise infrastructure costs for customers.
The launch comes as increasingly immersive digital solutions require faster application performance and response times for best quality of service for consumers. Specifically, technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence are driving the need for real-time processing and decision making. As a result, this and other innovations benefit from compute power closer to the edge, where users are engaging and to where sensor data is being created.
“Across all industries, companies are creating applications and user experiences that require workloads to be processed at the edge to unlock new levels of performance,” said Sujata Gosalia (pictured), executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Cox Communications.
“Cox is proud to deliver these powerful services to developers and enterprises as a telecommunications provider, leveraging our network’s proximity to businesses and consumers.”
Leveraging Cox Edge, with last-mile edge locations and a global network, brings compute resources closer to users and businesses, and as such reduces cloud transport costs, improves application resiliency and continuity, reduces latency to deliver near-real-time application performance, as well as provides better security.
As a full-stack edge-cloud infrastructure service Cox Edge is deployed from last-mile edge data centres, which includes such offerings as Virtual Compute, Storage, Bare Metal, Edge CDN, Distributed Database services, Serverless computing, Distributed Containers, and Enterprise Kubernetes.
In addition, the services are offered through an integrated user experience so that developers can easily augment their cloud or on-premise deployments with edge capabilities.
In related news, April saw Cox Communications acquire the commercial side of Swedish investor EQT’s Segra fibre business for an undisclosed sum.
At the time, Cox said it will acquire Segra’s commercial services segment, which it described as “a leading super-regional, fibre-based provider serving commercial enterprise and carrier customers in nine states in the mid-Atlantic and south-east [of the US]”.