The “Edge” has been a trending keyword throughout 2018 going into 2019. It encapsulates a variety of components that a network may have, but really comes down to one main idea.
The “Edge” is where an end point connects to the core network.
Years ago companies began moving their compute to the cloud, away from on-premises equipment and toward a centralized data center structure. This created less of a footprint at edge locations like corporate offices, retail stores, gas stations, etc. because all of the major applications and compute were able to become centrally located. The cloud solved a lot of problems like management, lower hardware costs, the moved from a CapEx to an OpEx model making financial forecasting for IT more accurate, and more. The cloud changed the way we do business. There was one thing that struggled to keep up: the network. [Continue Reading]
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