Managed Cloud Services: The Role of Edge Computing
This IDC Market Perspective provides insight into the need for managed SPs to support firms with edge computing capabilities involving different types of workloads and IoT-enabled environments as well as with preferred public cloud provider edge computing solutions. It also discusses the benefits that managed SPs can provide using edge capabilities along with the challenges that managed SPs need to address. Finally, this document highlights how edge computing could be utilized as part of managed cloud services to meet increasing enterprise need for business resiliency."Enterprises are showing significant interest in utilizing managed cloud services to support their edge computing requirements across a wide range of processes and different types of non-IT assets to minimize latency and ensure application availability," says David Tapper, program VP, Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services, IDC. "Achieving this for customers will require managed SPs to invest in highly specialized industry skills and solutions, ensure that edge can be deployed with agile capabilities, utilize edge computing to meet future business resiliency requirements, ensure SLA alignment across digital supply chain, utilize partnerships with telecommunications and colocation providers, implement an end-to-end management function, and develop an intelligent unified multicloud management platform and set of processes."
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