What are the Best Edge Computing Platforms of 2020?
Edge computing is a new and improved version of network architecture that breaks the boundaries of traditional cloud computing. Edge computing solution surpasses the benefits of conventional cloud computing as it processes data locally. Edge computing companies process the raw information closer to the source and minimize the distance it required to travel previously. The solution reduces the latency effectively.
The global edge computing market surpassed the market value of US$3.91 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 14.2% till 2028.
Longtime networking leaders and start-ups alike are flocking to the market with platforms and tools in hand to help businesses and channel partners bring processing capabilities closer to end-users and devices. New IT requirements have been shaped by the COVID-19, and are stimulating demand for new applications at the edge of the network that could mean curbsides, parking lots, and manufacturing floors. Henceforth, Analytics Insight brings you the Top 10 coolest edge computing platforms of 2020.
Mutable is a microservices PaaS solution, solving DevOps challenges for developers. The platform provides edge technology to low latency, heightened security and operational efficiency for application providers, cable operators and cloud providers. Mutable’s software platform operates on operators’ existing servers. It automatically prioritises the workloads of the owner while selling the unused compute capability through its public cloud and to unlock the full revenue potential of existing servers. It also allows developers to install their applications to end-users without having to maintain their cloud footprint.
Founded by Deutsche Telekom, MobiledgeX is a multi-sided software platform provider in the mobile edge computing space, connecting operators, developers, and cloud providers with edge resources to enable complex edge applications. MobiledgeX’s key focus is on their Edge-Cloud, a mobile edge network deployment that features platform-independent SDKs, distributed matching engines and multi-tenant control panel that allows applications to simply be deployed.
Affirmed Networks develops mobile network solutions, particularly their virtualised cloud-native mobile core solution. It also offers a MEC-based solution like Affirmed’s Cloud Edge. This edge computing platform claims that its services will help CSPs in the deployment of content delivery networks, augmented reality and virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, drones, IoT, and private networks for location-based services.
Edge Gravity is Ericsson’s edge service platform. It offers ‘Edge Cloud Platform’ nodes across the world, both on telecoms operator infrastructure and hardware deployed by Edge Gravity. Its edge platform is initially targeting at optimising CDNs, online gaming and SD-WAN, though there is a long list of applications that will leverage Edge Gravity’s platform in the long run.
EdgeConneX builds and operates purpose-built edge data centres. It provides a wide range of data centre products from Hyperscale facilities to Edge Small Cells located as close to the edge/end-user as possible. EdgeConneX works closely with customers to make sure tailored scalability, power and connectivity. The platform currently operates across North America, South America, and Europe. Its primary clients include content providers, network and cable operators, and colocation companies.
Section is an edge compute platform entirely focused on DevOps. The edge platform integrates with application engineers’ workloads. DevOps teams can update workflows and have access to real-time metrics enabling increased visibility across development, testing, acceptance and production. Section allows developers to deploy a workload where, when and how they need to.
Hangar offers drone software that allows companies to automate aerial inspections, digitise assets and obtain actionable analytics. It is achieved by combining hardware, software and services within a single platform. It has collaborated with Vapor IO to deliver autonomous robotics at the edge of the networks. Vapor IO distributes hyper-local and micro data centres within an existing network infrastructure.
German Edge Cloud
German Edge Cloud, part of the FriedhelmLoh Group has developed ONCITE in partnership with IoTOS. ONCITE is an industrial edge cloud appliance aimed at midsized manufacturing companies. It allows them to gain new insights into their production data through real-time data availability and supplementary network artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. German Edge Cloud targets companies that are less likely to opt for solutions from the hyperscale cloud service providers.
ClearBlade is an edge computing Software Company that offers a single platform ability to leverage local compute, AI and actionable visualisations. Running in the cloud, on-premise, and at the edge, ClearBlade’s middleware platform is designed to seamlessly connect various parts of internet of things (IoT). ClearBlade also uses blockchain and smart contract technology to track progress and provides immutable and highly visible supply chains for industrial environments.
AlefEdge is a leading Edge Internet platform that enables 5G applications through open APIs at the Edge. It creates an ‘open edge ecosystem,’ enabling businesses, developers and networks to work in a friction-free way. AlefEdge is waiting to leverage the world’s first applications in AR and VR, AI, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, IoT and Gaming.