The Amorphous “Edge” as in Edge Computing or Edge Networking?

There are many definitions for where the “edge” is actually located. To datacenter experts, the edge is a small datacenter closer to users.  For telecom people, the edge is regional data center or carrier owned point of presence that is not in the cloud. To enterprise users, the edge can be on premises.  What does the “edge” mean to you?

Extreme Networks suggests the edge is “any form of application delivery that is not in the cloud.  To illustrate the concept, and the multiplicity of edges, the company created an infographic that highlights some of the most common meanings of “edge.”

Image Courtesy of Extreme Networks

References:

Edge is Everything, and Nothing

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) Market, Applications and ETSI MEC Standard-Part I

ETSI MEC Standard Explained – Part II

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