IT leaders have no shortage of priorities to balance as they position their organizations for resiliency and growth. And one of the hotspots for growth and transformation is the Edge.
For IT, the term “infrastructure” evokes images of rows of server racks, cables, blinking lights, and cold rooms. Today, Edge Computing is changing the way we think about infrastructure. Edge computing takes workloads out of the data center and moves them into the field — to the edge — along with all the compute, storage, networking, devices, and other typical infrastructure components.
For Lumen’s Chris McReynolds, edge infrastructure is distributed, spanning cloud and on-premises — think a retail point-of-sale — and flexible. It starts with defining the business outcomes you want from your edge deployments, McReynolds says in Episode 1 of Lumen’s podcast series (listen below).