As we continue to immerse ourselves in Cloud-based technology and learn more about edge computing and its power, you may be wondering where the Edge is best deployed for your business. The best use cases are for those mission critical applications that need to be available at all times with or without Cloud connectivity and require instantaneous response times. Think about the IoT that require complex orchestration across multiple devices and the technology that requires significant content and data. These are best deployed at the Edge.
Whether or not you have an Edge strategy in place today, understanding what applications should be deployed through Edge computing is extremely important. According to IDC, by 2023, more than half of new enterprise IT infrastructure deployed will be at the edge rather than corporate data centers, up from less than 10 percent today, and the number of apps at the edge will increase 800 percent by 2024, IDC predicts.
Why Cloud + Edge for retailers and restaurant operators? Our industry services the consumer where actionable data, intelligence, and speed are required to provide all contactless engagement, control the supply chain to deliver all the new immersive and convenient experiences, and deliver high performance apps to support both staff and customers. These new digital applications are data-intensive and require local power and connectivity as well as security of sensitive data.
Reliant’s Edge computing platform for retail and hospitality enables faster time to market delivering innovation with your legacy and Cloud-based systems, across multiple platforms and thousands of locations, efficiently and securely. Cloud + Edge provides the agility, speed and security you need to deliver a distributed, digital-ready infrastructure.