Let’s start with a paradox – The potential of the cloud is limitless BUT the cloud is currently being limited. What the public cloud providers have built is a marvel of modern technology. Millions of coordinated systems running across dozens of regions not only provides the massive amounts of computing and storage needed to power
As Gartner defines it, WAN Edge Infrastructure is a class of networking technology that provides connectivity to distributed IT resources. Whether those resources are in data centers, public clouds or delivered as SaaS applications, connectivity is delivered through a combination of hardware and software that works to provide reliability and security to the network. What
The cloud has reshaped the way that data and applications interact. No longer is an application sitting next to the data it consumes. Because many modern applications are now provided as a service, and don’t reside in a customer’s data center, it has become increasingly difficult for SaaS providers to connect to the data they need.
Edge is about reducing latency between users or data and applications. In the cloud that might mean replicating to another availability zone. Globally there are dozens of locations that can get you lower latency.
Trustgrid is born in the cloud. AWS and other public cloud vendors provide leading edge technology at a scale that would be impossible for us to replicate. It’s also nice on cash flow. But as cloud matures its limitations are becoming more apparent.