In this Edge and Beyond overview video we present the concise thoughts of the industry's thought leaders including: Hitendra Sonny Soni, SVP Worldwide Sales at Kaloom; Kaela Loffler, VP of Marketing at Accedian; Ian Hood, Chief Technologist, Global Service Provider Business at Red Hat; Lars Mårtensson, VP & Head of Solution Area Cloud and NFVI & Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley; Sally Bament, VP of Marketing at Juniper Networks; and Arpit Joshipura, GM Networking + Edge IoT at the Linux Foundation.
2020 Edge and Beyond Report
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Extending cloud applications to take into account edge locations will take a significant effort and will be a multi-phased project, focusing on addressing the most pressing needs first.
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The following media comprises interviews and other content related to the edge. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
Building an Open Edge
David Hutton, Chief Engineer at Telecom Infra Project (TIP), discusses edge computing benefits as well as the ongoing efforts of TIP project groups such as Open Core Network and OpenRAN. He shares how there’s a real opportunity for operators to unite on a platform-based approach for edge computing and discusses how an open ecosystem can evolve to serve new use cases.
LF Edge Progress Report
LF Edge now has multiple open source projects underway to redefine the capabilities and efficiencies of the next-gen intelligent network edge. Arpit Joshipura, GM Networking + Edge IoT at the Linux Foundation, provides an update on the latest across the key LF edge projects and charts their progress.
SD-RAN at the Edge
With the open, disaggregated RAN as a potential key use case for the edge, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is taking the next step to develop open source software to plug into the new O-RAN Alliance architecture. Timon Sloane, VP of Marketing and Ecosystem at the Open Networking Foundation, provides a 3-minute introduction to the ONF’s new SD-RAN project (Software Defined Radio Access Network) and describes how it will bring excitement to the edge.
Automation is Key to the Edge
LF Edge now has multiple open source projects underway to redefine the capabilities and efficiencies of the next-gen intelligent network edge. One of the key foundational capabilities that unlocks the full value of the edge is automation. Rob Hirschfeld, CEO and Co-founder of RackN, and LF Edge Board Member, discusses the importance of automation and how it enables for scaling edge deployments.
It takes a Village to Build the Edge
The forces of cloud-native containerization are liberating today’s workloads, moving them closer to end-users. As service providers and enterprises contemplate what this means for the infrastructure, it’s clear it will take a village to build and deliver enhanced applications over optimized networks. Hitendra Sonny Soni, SVP Worldwide Sales at Kaloom, shares key market drivers and requirements to build the edge. He explains how Kaloom, in concert with Red Hat and Intel, delivers innovative disruption through its Unified Edge Solution.
Performance Assurance and QoE at the Edge and Beyond
The opportunity that lives at the edge is not just about speed and performance, but the consistent, unwavering delivery of that performance. Kaela Loffler, VP of Marketing at Accedian, talks about the demands next-gen edge applications will place on the network. She highlights the importance of visibility into performance across complex, multi-vendor, multi-operator, and multi-cloud environments. With the USD 190B gaming industry as a backdrop, she discusses the importance of achieving speed, low latency, and consistent, guaranteed performance at the edge.
Enabling Digital Transformation with Optimized Edge Computing
Edge computing helps businesses further their digital transformation journey. However, getting from pilot to production at scale can come with many pain points. In this video, Jean-Marius Antonica, Software Product Line Manager at Lenovo, talks about the challenges customers are facing when trying to productize edge deployments and how Lenovo’s edge devices and automation tools help address these challenges.
Edge and Beyond: Use Cases Drive Innovation
Edge applications for industrial customers involve the movement of workloads close to customers, while enhancing these workloads with the ability to perform near-real-time data computation. These applications, composed of microservices, will sit on open cloud-native platforms. These are some of the key insights that Ian Hood, Chief Technologist, Global Service Provider Business at Red Hat, share in this exclusive video.
The Role Operators can play at the Edge
Over 50 billion devices are expected to come online next year, driving the need for edge-located control points to manage these devices in real-time and near real-time. For service providers, this makes edge compute a critical and strategic area of focus. Sally Bament, VP of Marketing at Juniper Networks, discusses the role operators can play in the edge value chain.
Portability is Key to the Edge
As we think about moving computing from the core data centers to the edge, portability will be key to building out edge infrastructure. In this video, Chris Bergey, SVP/GM Infrastructure Line of Business at Arm, talks about the concept of portability as illustrated in Arm’s Project Cassini which brings cloud-native technologies to the edge to enable a secure and portable computing environment.
Four Key Things to Know about Edge Data Center Networking
The buildout of edge data centers will be one of the big investment trends for 2021. In this 3-minute clip, Mike Capuano, Chief Marketing Officer of Pluribus Networks, outlines 4 key things to know about edge data center networking.
Four Key Things to Know about Open, Disaggregated Transport for 5G
Architectural changes are needed in optical transport networks to accommodate 5G. In this video, Tim Doiron, Senior Director of Solution Marketing at Infinera, discusses four key attributes of open, disaggregated transport networks. Operators will not tolerate Open RAN and closed transport.
Measuring the Latency of AWS Wavelength on Verizon 5G
In this video, Roy Chua, founder and principal of AvidThink, and Jim Carroll, Editor of Converge! Network Digest, discuss the test methodology and results. A key takeaway: application developers need to determine their workload placement strategy based on the location of nearby EC2 regions and available Wavelength sites.