Edge native is a challenging concept to explain because there are a growing number of vendor descriptions about what edge-native is. It’s typically used to tout the nuances and differentiations of a particular vendors offering. How will it matter and how will it impact the future of computing at the edge?Continue reading
SASE and Edge Computing
SASE is probably the coolest acronym for a reference architecture ever. It’s fun to say and brings back memories of Phil Hartman’s SNL character and skit, Russel Clarke, senior editor or Sassy Magazine. All silliness aside, SASE is quite sassy of a concept that is driving the next level thinking in enterprise networking and security.Continue reading
How the Hybrid Cloud Has Inspired Edge Cloud Computing
What is hybrid cloud? It’s the idea of a unified environment of at least one public cloud and one private cloud. Simply put, it’s about integrating and blending a cloud service provider managed environment with an enterprise-managed IT environment or environments.Continue reading
The Difference Between The Edge and Edge Computing
You might be wondering why I picked this topic? Well, I’m often inspired with topics based on my interactions and conversations with a lot of people across a lot of industries and tech domains. One of the things I get a very good feel for is how different communities use techo terms.
You have probably heard a lot of folks talk about the edge as if it is some kind of technology. You see it all the time in articles. I’ve been in meetings where that lack of clarity of what is meant by edge leaves a group wondering if it even exists or even matters.Continue reading
Navigating Cloud-Managed Solutions
You might have noticed that as many traditional hardware and infrastructure vendors have or are in the process of transitioning toward a more services-oriented business, they often use the term “cloud managed” to describe their offering. It is a term that we hear more often especially since the advent of hybrid cloud computing and software-defined infrastructure.Continue reading
How Edge Computing Shapes the Retail Industry
Retail always seems to come up when vendors and telcos talk about edge computing or the edge. It’s no surprise given that the global retail industry is forecasted by eMarketer to hit $27 trillion in sales worldwide in 2022. That’s a lot of retail, many modes of retail, and many categories of retail.Continue reading
Why Edge Infrastructure is Important
It is now commonplace to hear folks say that edge computing does not exist or the edge doesn’t matter. It is meaningless and we shouldn’t talk about it. To be fair, for most audiences, edge computing and the idea of the “edge” does not matter. It is complicated, confusing stuff that most folks just won’t grasp, much like cloud. Much like AI. Most folks don’t care as long as the application works.
But much like cloud, AI, and other hyped and perennially misunderstood and confused techno trends, edge computing matters. It’s not that we shouldn’t talk about any of these things. We should talk about them in a more consistent and informed manner.Continue reading
C-Suite Insight: Privacy at the Edge
The increasingly instrumented and sensor-laden edge is making it difficult for people to find alone time and evade prying digital eyes. The challenge only promises to get bigger as consumer and industrial IoT continue to shed unwelcome light on our personal lives and our personal data. The issue of privacy is becoming a prominent topics of ethics and legality. What can you do as a member of the C-suite to steer your business with a privacy first compass?Continue reading
P2P Edge Computing: The Other Edge Architecture
When we thinking edge computing we typically think of an endpoint device such as a smartphone or an IoT gateway that connects to an edge or cloud infrastructure. We generally assume some form of data or computational offload or distribution between a cloud or edge server to an endpoint client. What about endpoint devices communicating with each other and sharing resources at the edge? It’s another paradigm of edge computing that doesn’t get talked about as much but is becoming an increasingly interesting and important architecture.Continue reading
Can CXO’s Bank on the Promise of Blockchains?
Today’s CXO is often faced with making decisions before all the aspects of an emerging technology are known. Take for example Blockchain technologies, something that there is a lot of talk about, as well as perceived need, yet still shrouded in mystery. Add to that the intricacies of edge computing and CXOs start to tread in uncertain territories. The potential intersection of edge computing and blockchain deserves a much closer look before CXOs pull the trigger.Continue reading