At first glance, edge computing appears very homogeneous, and includes all activities that are performed outside of the “Core”, which could be the location of the primary corporate-wide IT (Information Technologies) infrastructure. In fact, edge computing is a multi-tiered mix of assets arranged in a use-case and workload centric fashion. CIOs and other IT leaders must prepare their wider organization and key stakeholders for the necessary steps to successfully deploy and manage an edge computing infrastructure. Firms that acknowledge edge computing as a long-term investment generally fall into these two categories. To learn what the two categories are read on.
Ashish Nadkarni, Market Research Analyst, IDC
Ashish Nadkarni is Group Vice President within IDC's Worldwide Infrastructure Practice. He leads a team of analysts who engage in delivering qualitative and quantitative research on computing, storage, and data management infrastructure platforms and technologies, via syndicated research programs, data products, and custom engagements. Ashish also takes a keen interest in tracking the ongoing influence of open and open-source communities like OpenStack and Open Compute Project on infrastructure.