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Cloud Edge Computing: Beyond the Data Center

Cloud Edge Computing: Beyond the Data Center

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SUMMARY

The report offers an overview of what cloud edge computing is, its capabilities, and similarities and differences compared to data center computing and cloud computing.

The paper presents afterward the main edge computing characteristics, use cases, and scenarios. The defining factor that drives cloud edge computing, the report states, is the necessity for service delivery to be closer to users or end-point data sources. Edge computing aims at delivering a better end-user experience without sacrificing connectivity to the core. However, it is necessary to significantly increase the number of deployments to offer cloud computing services. This represents a considerable challenge to widespread edge deployments, the paper says.

Regarding the use cases, there are four key categories of workload requirements that benefit from a distributed architecture, the study notes. These are analytics, compliance, security, and NFV.

The edge computing platform should be much stronger than a traditional data center centric cloud - this includes both the hardware and the platform services supporting the application lifecycle. 

It is not an option, the document suggests, that such edge use cases have the same maintenance and support facilities as traditional data center infrastructure. 

OUTLINE

Introduction

What is Cloud Edge Computing? 

A Deeper Exploration of Edge Computing Considerations

Exploring Characteristics 

Use Cases 

Scenarios 

Challenges 

Conclusion and Call to Action 

DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Title
Cloud Edge Computing: Beyond the Data Center
Region
Global
Published
May 1, 2018
Publisher
Edelman
Author(s)
Beth Cohen , Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel, Gregory Katsaros, Adrien Lebre, Andrew Mitra, Christopher Price, Paul-André Raymond, Alex Reznik, Pasi Vaananen, Ildiko Vansca, Ian Wells
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
21
Number of Tables
0
Number of Exhibits
4
Topics
cloud, iot, networks
Tags
cloud computing, cloud security, edge computing, global, iot, networks, OpenStack, security
Author(s)
Beth Cohen , Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel, Gregory Katsaros, Adrien Lebre, Andrew Mitra, Christopher Price, Paul-André Raymond, Alex Reznik, Pasi Vaananen, Ildiko Vansca, Ian Wells
Methodology
Not available.
EVALUATION

Highly technical report on edge computing.

Positives:

  • A detailed section about four relevant categories of workload requirements that take advantage from a distributed architecture - analytics, compliance, security, and NFV

  • A highly technical and in-depth report

  • Insightful information about edge computing characteristics, use cases and scenarios

  • Information is presented in a schematic manner in some sections

 

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