In conjunction with our partner Converge! Network Digest, AvidThink is pleased to announce our sixth site in the Next-Generation Infrastructure series: the 2020 Next-Gen Edge and Beyond Resource Site and Report.
The Next-Gen Edge and Beyond Resource Site provides technology readers with perspectives and insights from industry leaders and innovators like Kaloom, Accedian, Red Hat, and Juniper Networks as well as standards and open-source organizations in the edge space including Telecom Infra Project (TIP), The Linux Foundation, Open Networking Foundation (ONF), and LF Edge. We’ll be rotating in new content periodically from thought leaders, as well as our sponsors and partners, so keep your eye on the site as we bring you the latest insights into edge computing.
AvidThink views edge computing as an important evolution of cloud computing. However, there are irrational expectations for the edge and misconceptions about its importance and maturity today. The 2020 Next-Gen Edge and Beyond Resource Site and Report provides an overview and analysis of the reality on the ground. We also provide recommendations on how cloud providers, enterprises, carriers, and other ecosystem members should position themselves to take advantage of the cloud’s next evolution.
Download the report and learn about AvidThink’s Nine Observations on the Edge which help dispel today’s misconceptions and assist in formulating a pragmatic edge strategy.
Our new, two part report covers the following aspects of the edge and beyond:
Edge and Beyond Report Part I – Overview and Analysis
- Data and Application Trends Driven by Digital Transformation
- There and Back Again
- What is the Edge?
- Nine Observations on the Edge
- One: Edge is Distributed Computing
- Two: Edge is more than 5G
- Three: Edge is not (Only) about latency
- Four: Economies of Scale Matter
- Five: Edge Locations will be Inherently Constrained
- Six: Using the Edge involves Complex Workload Placement Decisions
- Seven: Visibility into System-Level Performance is Critical for Success
- Eight: The Edge can Power both Public and Private Networks
- Nine: The Edge is an Opportunity for Collaboration and Competition
- Getting Ready for the Edge
- Recommendation for Enterprises
- Recommendations for Telecommunications Providers
- Recommendations for Cloud Providers
- Recommendations for the Rest of the Ecosystem
Edge and Beyond Report Part II – The Expanded View
- Typical Edge Use Cases and Drivers
- Edge Market Size
- A Closer look at Edge Scenarios
- Telecommunications and Other Network Service Providers
- Cloud Service Providers, Both IaaS and SaaS
- Enterprise or Campus
- Digital Service Economy
- Role of Devices at the Edge
- Edge Infrastructure Components
- Network Switch-Routers
- Device Gateways
- uCPE and SD-WAN/SASE Platforms
- Software Platforms
- Edge Colocation Facilities, Management Services
- Edge Ecosystem
We would like to thank all the organizations for agreeing to speak with us about their edge technologies, and our sponsors for making this possible.
If you would like to learn more about how to participate in our upcoming resource sites on SD-WAN, Network Automation, or Telco Infrastructure contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we invite you to download our latest report on edge computing from the site and learn about our views on the edge and beyond.