Q & A
EDITOR ’ S
WHY IS EDGE COMPUTING IMPORTANT AND WHY SHOULD IT MATTER TO CHANNEL PARTNERS ?
Many organisations are embracing cloud and Edge Computing models to make applications more robust , delivering the high performance that is necessary in an experience-led world .
Edge cloud technology essentially distributes simple computing capabilities throughout the entirety of a network , specifically moving it from the centralised location to distributed locations closer to the user . It ’ s designed to satiate the side effects of the new 5G and IoT era , empowering users with improved access to data and applications .
With the emergence of edge cloud , businesses can overcome current limitations of cloud computing and deliver excellent user experiences . By bringing the content
Edge Computing is a distributed Information Technology ( IT ) architecture in which client data is processed at the periphery of the network , as close to the originating source as possible . Data is the lifeblood of modern business , providing valuable business insight and supporting real-time control over critical business processes and operations . Industry pundits share insights on how channel partners can help their end-user customers to prudently process data at the periphery of the network , secure it and glean valuable business insights to give their organisations the competitive edge .
SAEED AGHA , SENIOR DIRECTOR CHANNEL SALES , EMEA – EMERGING MARKETS , JUNIPER NETWORKS
and applications closer to the subscriber , the Edge cloud dramatically reduces latency and the dependence on international network connectivity . Edge cloud also improves business outcomes making it easier than ever to set up new workloads and even reduce costs , which makes it an obvious choice for many industries .
Channel partners in the region are seeing more demand for IoT and Edge Computing and they are also aware of the challenges associated with that demand . Challenges revolve around interoperability of the constant new technology advancements . Being on top of new security threats that would naturally arise while maintaining
Channel partners in the region are seeing more demand for IoT and Edge Computing and they are also aware of the challenges associated with that demand .
a balance between the old and new architectures is also a challenge that channel partners will have to be fully aware of .
With increasing numbers of enterprises are recognising that consolidating computing workloads can offer many benefits , the key business considerations when weighing the value of distributed cloud services include easy access to cloud-based services , improving business agility cost-effectively by converging operational technology ( OT ), communications technology ( CT ) and information technology ( IT ), unifying cloud operations in a secure , visible manner , employing the latest universal customer premises equipment ( uCPE ) technologies for communicating with multiple clouds and among branch offices , lowering latency and increasing the availability of cloud-based solutions at the network edge .
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