Edge-to-Edge Intelligence

Edge computing and processing aren’t new concepts, so why are we talking about the edge? Existing and upcoming next-generation technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), software-defined networking (SDN), blockchain, and 5G are fueling innovations in the development of software applications across several industries.

These emerging technologies require massive amounts of near real-time computation to deliver content to users and relay real-time data to centralized computing centers. To adapt and digitally transform, enterprises must develop effective strategies for navigating the opportunities and challenges of edge intelligence.

Edge computing and processing aren’t new concepts, so why are we talking about the edge?

What businesses should know about the edge



Transforming your business at the network edge

There are four key benefits to utilizing the network edge: real-time data analysis, improved performance, long-term cost benefits, and added security.





Start with your infrastructure

As more computing power is sent to the network edge, it will need a foundation in order to be utilized. A software-defined infrastructure may be the launch pad to a fully virtualized network and functions. A virtualized network is dynamic, flexible and supports the rapid instantiation of functions to support customer demands.

A software-defined infrastructure may be the launch pad to a fully virtualized network and functions.


Security and the edge:
Combat threats, shift thinking


Hardware

Through a series of identification prompts, Trusted Platform Modules prevent hackers from spoofing, in which they gain entry by pretending to be an employee.

Communication

Privileged Access Management keeps unauthorized users from gaining admin privileges that allow them to wreak havoc across the network.

IoT Security

Using an edge orchestrator -- a software layer for management and configuration of edge devices -- ensures your encrypted data stays encrypted when it transfers between the edge and the master.

 
 



Edge vs. Cloud?

Many industry experts are pushing back on the notion that cloud and edge computing are in competition with each other. Instead, forward-looking organizations and, even many public cloud service providers, are beginning to consider how to selectively employ both.

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