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Moving to the EDGE – from a distant dream to a near reality

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Enterprises and small businesses across the country and globally, are on the track towards digitization and transformation to cloud. While most of the organizations had the thinking, the current pandemic expedited the exploration & execution of their ‘Move to the cloud’ agenda. Cloud spending globally rose 37% to $29 billion during the first quarter of 2020 as per a PWC report.

This trend has shown benefits that range from increased accessibility from anywhere anytime, enabled work from anywhere, scalability of service, maximize up time and robust disaster recovery, cost efficiencies brought in through minimal capital expenditure and economies of scale, and the list goes on. Plus we now have a sufficient set of talent pool to really make the adoption and the conversations around it feasible.

With content and workloads moving to the cloud, comes the question ‘What next?’ Can we further enhance the experience for the end customer or even the user/consumer? The answer is an emphatic YES!.  To this effect, an area being explored and taking center stage today is the EDGE. It is about moving the workloads from central node(s) in metros to hundred plus decentralized locations across, bringing in a bunch of improved experiences. Gartner has predicted that three fourths of enterprise data would be processed at the EDGE by 2025.

My write up is not to detail out the technology around it but to understand how we can play the experiential game. . Let us look at a few use cases and sectors that I believe would particularly go through a massive transformation with EDGE.






We would also see the benefits 5G would bring to EDGE and the power of mobile edge compute driving a lot of workload and applications which would benefit from being at the edge.

Edgification, as I call it, will be driven by the ecosystem that gets created with cloud providers, application providers, connectivity providers and system integrators to shape up the future of digitization. Whether we adopt it or not, EDGE is definitely future. It is bound to shape up the next generation of cloud computing and create a template for unimaginable level of experience and benefits to one and all. So start thinking and start planning. EDGE is almost a reality than ever.

 By – Raakesh Menon, Vice President – Cloud Business & Partnerships, Vodafone Idea Ltd.

 (This is my personal post and should not be regarded as the views of the organization I currently work for or any of my earlier organizations. I will be glad to hear your esteemed views)

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