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