The key drivers for edge computing.
Edge computing allows applications to run outside of the data center or cloud, close to where they are used and data is generated. Though edge environments are supported by some form of centralized processing, running applications locally, on-premises solves many of the intrinsic challenges of data center and cloud computing.
Data Explosion: More devices generating vast amounts of data.
IoT devices, video systems and environmental sensors are just some of the many technologies saturating our physical spaces. These devices generate massive amounts of data, much of which has value when it can be properly collected and analyzed. But bandwidth isn’t free and transferring all that data to the cloud for processing is both impractical and cost-prohibitive. Edge computing allows all this rich data to be collected and processed locally.
Resiliency: Having applications available when they are needed.
Reliable connectivity is key when applications are running from a centralized location. Whether it’s a complete outage, occasional drop or simply high error rates, any interruption is bound to affect the availability and performance of applications relying on that connection. Running applications locally means they can continue to operate as expected, even without a connection to the cloud or data center.
Latency: The impact of network distance and congestion on application response time.
Information takes time to travel across a network. The longer it takes, the more it impacts end-to-end processing times. Expectations for application response times vary from one application, and organization, to the next. However, the more an application experience benefits from a real-time response, the more important it is to remove distance as a factor. Edge computing brings applications closer to where they are used, reducing lag time and improving efficiency.
Regulation: Protecting privacy and maintaining data sovereignty.
Complying with data security and privacy regulations is both serious and non-trivial. The risk of interception and potential for regulatory non-compliance increases every time data is moved. By definition, the cloud is a fuzzy place, making it difficult to know exactly where data is and where it has been. The more data can be collected and processed on-site, the simpler maintaining compliance becomes.
How Scale Computing HC3 Edge is answering your needs.
1. HC3 Edge is right sized and edge ready.
Scale Computing HC3 Edge meets the definition of edge-ready, right-sized computing. Unlike competitive alternatives, it is not adapted from infrastructure solutions built for another purpose. It has been optimized for non-stop computing in uncontrolled, non-IT environments. Everything that can operate autonomously, does. Everything that can be fixed automatically, is. The architecture makes the platform so lightweight it utilizes a fraction of the resources of other solutions. Simply put, HC3 Edge lets you run the most applications on the smallest hardware with the most reliability and least amount of effort.
2. We remove the barriers to edge computing.
Large-scale, on-premises, distributed infrastructure deployments are the definition of an IT nightmare. Siloed, point solutions each supporting a unique application. Complex virtual environments modeled after those found in the data center. Systems that require skilled onsite support personnel. Architectures that inflate costs and underutilize resources. HC3 Edge replaces all of that with a powerful, cost-effective platform that makes edge computing easier than ever and is unmatched for reliability and availability.
3. We bring a cloud-like experience to on-premises computing.
Most of the infrastructure available for edge computing was not designed for the unique needs of the edge. Edge infrastructure should extend the best elements of both the cloud and data center to local, on-premises computing. Centralized management and monitoring with cloud-like orchestration brings the simplicity of the cloud to the world of edge computing.
4. We deliver the lowest TCO and highest ROI.
With Scale Computing HC3 Edge you eliminate cots from your application infrastructure every step of the way—purchase, deployment, management and maintenance. At the same time you maximize application uptime, use compute resources more efficiently and drastically improve IT team productivity. Add it up and you will see why Scale Computing is the only solution you can bank on.
5. We are recognized as a leader in the industry.
Scale Computing is recognized across the industry by experts such as Gartner, Forbes and IDC. We appeared in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software the year it was first introduced and every year since. Our edge capabilities set us apart from our competitors in this market and year after year our award-winning solution is recognized for product excellence.