Local edge environments are the locations for innovation tied to augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), IoT, robotics, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, cognitive/AI, and rapid image processing. They are also the locations where IT, operational technology (OT), and customer experience (CX) intersect in relation to investments and ongoing management.
Goals and Objectives
Digital transformation success requires new thinking about the deployment and governance of infrastructure in increasingly “smart” edge locations. Urban cores, hospitals, factories, transportation hubs, and a wide range of other spaces are where local people or “smart” things demand an optimal digital experience.
Hyperconverged infrastructure, device as a service (monitors, tablets, kiosks, IP cameras, smart power/lighting), local cloud as a service, edge colocation, and micro-datacenters
Use Case Summary
Rapid deployment, consistent security, and ongoing governance of infrastructure and data assets in fixed locations (e.g., stores, hospitals, warehouses) and/or in temporary locations (sporting events, arenas, pop-up stores) and mobile or disconnected locations (ships, oil rigs, mines)