The next wave of computing is the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud – so what does this mean exactly and how can IT respond to these changes.
With all the changes in cloud – hybrid, private, multi, edge – just exactly where are we going. In a recent white paper Market & Markets commented that, “multi-access edge computing and fog computing implement the fundamentals of the cloud computing, but are done at the edge of the network as close as possible to the source of the data produced by IoT devices/endpoint.”
But how do you set this up? What kind of administration and security are needed? What about servers – onsite, offsite? It really is not easy. However, it is getting increasingly evident that today’s cloud infrastructure cannot manage to send all the data back to the central cloud to process.
The trend is evident for the next year. Expect more innovation in distributed cloud solutions. Pilot some of the emerging technologies that are pushing forward like FileFlex -- especially if you’re in a high-compliance sector like health, government and education (come to think of it we are all in high-compliance/security mode). Watch the video to find out more about the emergence of an effective edge cloud. Yes, the edge computing/cloud change is evident and now it’s time to manage it and make it as effective as possible.
Tom Ward, VP Marketing, Qnext
Tom is a 30 year veteran who was a founding employee of ATI Technologies Inc. and holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. With extensive experience in both large multi-national companies (such as NEC and Celestica) and small entrepreneurial start-ups (such as ATI Technologies, MGI Software and Qnext). Tom is a senior marketing executive with extensive experience motivating and leading teams and successfully developing global distribution channels.
Vivek Gautam Head - Digitalization and Blockchain Practice, Markets & Markets
Vivek is a seasoned consulting and market development professional. He has over 12 years of enriching experience spanning business consulting, research & market development. Vivek is especially interested in technology enabled innovation and disruption, edge computing, the cloud, big data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence and the internet-of-things.