CLOUD AND EDGE: PERFORMANCE MEETS PROXIMITY

Read what a research firm found 1,700+ U.S. IT leaders are looking for when it comes to cloud and edge.

Cloud IT is agile IT

The migration to cloud showed enterprises they don’t have to operate IT infrastructure, freeing them up to focus on developing and deploying innovative new apps—and the majority want to keep it that way.

prefer to only manage apps and never manage infrastructure

say on-prem infrastructure is expensive and consumes necessary space 

would remove ALL computing from their organization’s premises

Off-prem is on-trend

Early adopters chose on-premises edge because the central cloud didn’t provide the performance, low latency and scale enterprises need for edge applications. But for many, a more agile, hybrid distributed model that extends cloud is now the answer.

28% plan to keep on-prem computing as an integral part of their business

28% plan to keep on-prem computing as an integral part of their business

Closer than cloud

Applications with an ultra-low latency requirement—like robotics—don’t have time to travel to the public cloud to get the performance they need. Applications with a high volume of reads or writes, like streaming analytics platforms, face egress charges that add up quickly.

agree that edge compute is the best environment for apps that are latency-sensitive

agree that edge compute is the best environment for apps that are latency-sensitive

agree that migrating their high-performance apps from the cloud to edge compute locations will reduce lag time and improve performance

agree that migrating their high-performance apps from the cloud to edge compute locations will reduce lag time and improve performance

Edge compute is cloud complete

The cloud edge, a unique combination of local compute and storage with high capacity fiber, built-in security and unified orchestration offers the best of both worlds.

say edge solutions provide the best balance of cost and performance between on-prem and cloud
of IT decision makers want the ability to move apps between major CSP data centers, co-lo facilities, edge compute nodes and on-prem hardware
agree an off-prem metro edge data center would meet their critical latency needs

Where IT leaders say edge computing outperforms the cloud

Lowering latency

Lowering latency

Improving app performance

Improving app performance

Handling data-intensive workloads

Handling data intensive workloads

Lowering TCO

Lowering TCO

Meet the platform built for low-latency cloud and edge 

Lumen® Edge Computing Solutions are an ideal complement to cloud, unifying distributed hybrid infrastructures into a seamless solution for deploying next-gen applications, compute or data with maximum interoperability, speed and low TCO. Our broad edge node reach, low latency and open platform approach make it affordable to deploy edge in the fewest sites possible and maintain flexibility by avoiding lock-in.

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