FINDING YOUR EDGE IN THE APP-DRIVEN FUTURE

Read what a research firm found 1700+ global IT leaders are looking for when it comes to secure app delivery at the edge.

Edge is wherever you need it

Edge isn’t a location. It’s a new way to deliver apps through a combination of distributed compute, high-performance network, automated security and open orchestration for latency-sensitive, bandwidth-intensive applications like IoT, ML, AI and streaming analytics. It goes wherever your data or customers need it, and it’s enabling massive change on industries at every level of society.

Where is the edge in edge compute?

Cloud data centers
IoT devices
On-premises data centers
End-user devices
Routers/ Gateways

Where is the edge in edge compute?

Cloud data centers
IoT devices
On-premises data centers
End-user devices
Routers/ Gateways

Where is the edge in edge compute?

Cloud data centers
IoT devices
On-premises data centers
End-user devices
Routers/ Gateways

Your edge is faster compute and closer connections

IT pros are turning to cloud edge for faster compute because traditional clouds aren’t close enough to support today's latency-sensitive data and data-intensive apps.

86% say edge compute is the best environment for apps that are latency-sensitive

86% say edge compute is the best environment for apps that are latency-sensitive

86% say edge compute is the best environment for apps that are latency-sensitive

86% say edge compute is the best environment for apps that are latency-sensitive

What is the minimum latency required by your most mission-critical application?

Currently
5 years from now
2%
17%
1ms
20%
33%
5ms
36%
18%
10ms
24%
10%
20ms

2%

17%

1ms

20%

33%

5ms

36%

18%

10ms

24%

10%

20ms

What are the benefits of off-premises edge compute?

Lowering latency

Handling data-intensive workloads

Lower TCO

Your edge is distributed capabilities

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. IT decision makers expect more than 50% of their organizations’ compute to be at the edge sometime in the next five years.

What organizations look for in an edge solution

53%

Highly available and reliable network

48%

Robust security

44%

Low-latency edge services

43%

High amount of coverage with low TCO

41%

Flexibility between public cloud providers

36%

Private connectivity between my premises and edge site

8/10 U.S. IT decision makers want a hybrid application ecosystem and single management tool for all their cloud, on-prem and edge environments.

Your edge is closer than you think

Lumen is ideally positioned to deliver edge computing solutions that seamlessly orchestrate your applications with an end-to-end edge ecosystem that leverages our owned-fiber network breadth, data center footprint, private and public cloud partnerships, low-latency distributed compute nodes and managed services to accelerate and secure your path to the edge.

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Trend Report: The Edge Compute Imperative, Lumen, April 2021