Article: 5 Ways Developers Can Get the Most out of Edge Computing Platforms

Cloud, Data, Hardware, Software

5 Ways Developers Can Get the Most out of Edge Computing Platforms

Edge computing is a broad term that refers to any type of application deployment architecture in which applications or data are hosted closer to users–in a geographic sense–than they would be when using a conventional cloud or data center.

The big idea behind edge computing is that by bringing workloads closer to end users you can reduce network latency and improve network reliability–both of which are key considerations in an age when applications in realms like IoT, machine learning and big data require ultra-fast data movement.

  1. Containerize
  2. Be hardware-agnostic
  3. Understand device vs. cloud edge
  4. Extend the cloud
  5. Test for the edge

Read full article

Article: Four Major Open Source Hybrid Cloud Platforms

Cloud, Open Source, Software

Data center networkFour Major Open Source Hybrid Cloud Platforms

If you’re building a hybrid cloud today, it’s likelier than not that you are using a proprietary platform, like Azure Arc or AWS Outposts. The modern hybrid cloud ecosystem is dominated by offerings like these.

Yet open source hybrid cloud solutions are quietly holding their own, providing an alternative for organizations wary of committing to a proprietary platform for setting up and managing a hybrid cloud.

Read full article