Edge computing brings data storage and computation closer to the devices where that data is being gathered, rather than relying on one central location, perhaps thousands of miles away. Real-time data processing can happen with no latency and organizations can save money by processing data locally rather than from a centralized or cloud-based location.
There’s a lot of other amazing applications that are talking about decision making where a data center isn’t going to make sense. It’s like an extension of edge computing. But instead of using lightweight, smaller systems, you’re using a more powerful, more capable systems to do that. With edge servers, we’re putting that power all the way out to the edge.
Content and streaming platforms & Gaming
Driverless and autonomous vehicles
Augmented reality and virtual reality
Hybrid Cloud Management
The network edge sits within your network just outside the network core and includes converging locations such as regional data centers, next generation central offices (NGCOs), fixed wireline access points, wireless access base stations, and radio access networks (RANs). Service providers have already adopted software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to bring flexibility into their networks, but this approach can be extended further. Adopting cloud-like management practices and implementing a software-defined edge can bring increased operational agility and resource efficiency.
MBUZZ with Kaloom provides a fully automated data center networking fabric solution specifically designed for simultaneous 4G and 5G applications at the data center edge providing native support for network slicing along with embedded 5G user plane function (UPF). The Cloud Edge Fabric solution addresses the key requirements for the cloud edge market by lowering latency and improving performance at a lower price.
Cloud Edge Fabric™ is targeted for distributed edge, central office, virtual central office, CORD, and branch office applications as it complements the Software Defined Fabric™, which is more suited for large scale centralized or regional data centers.
Edge servers are powerful computers put at the “edge” of a given network where data computation needs to happen. They are physically close to the systems or applications that are creating the data being stored on, or used by, the server.