Compute power is moving closer to where the action is. After years of becoming increasingly concentrated at centralized locations – in data centers or in the cloud – it’s moving to the geographically dispersed locations where data is generated. It’s moving to factories, branch offices, oil rigs, cargo bays, maintenance facilities … anywhere there’s a need to rapidly convert data into insight and action. In short, it’s moving to the Edge.
Everyone Is Crazy About the Edge
Edge computing is helping businesses accelerate cycle times between harvesting data and acting on it. If you’re running safety-related telemetry on equipment on an oil rig, for example, you can’t afford the latency involved in relaying that data to the cloud or a datacenter. You want actionable information in real-time or near-real-time.
Edge infrastructure is also helping companies to cut costs by reducing bandwidth needs. Let’s say you need to analyze massive amounts of data from a video surveillance system. It makes sense to do that at a point as close as possible to the data source, bypassing the potentially prohibitive costs of connectivity to a central processing facility, and minimizing the attack surface for security threats at the same time.
Designing and standing up the infrastructure for an Edge solution will require an understanding of the highly complex Internet of Things product environment to capitalize on IoT-enabled benefits. By its nature, the Edge pushes compute infrastructure into new environments where expertise may not be available to monitor and manage it, or to intervene if something goes wrong.
HPE GreenLake Edge Compute enables you to break through these barriers. It’s a proven, comprehensive solution that includes hardware, operating system and expertise in a per-device, pay-as-you-go model. HPE GreenLake Edge Compute enables companies to power initiatives that require edge compute with an end-to-end solution monitored, operated and managed by HPE. We can help you validate, design and implement your Edge solution, based on your business requirements. We take care of a host of management details – from monitoring bandwidth utilization, to troubleshooting folder access rights, to installing backups and antivirus updates – so you can concentrate on maximizing your business outcomes. With HPE GreenLake Edge Compute, you get all the benefits of HPE’s ability to run and operate enterprise-critical environments where data availability, security and up-time are important.
With HPE GreenLake Edge Compute, you can:
- Sidestep large upfront investments by leveraging pay-as-you-go pricing. You pay one monthly fee, based on the number of devices you install, to cover hardware, operating system and services. And you can expand as you grow.
- Accelerate your journey to the Edge. As a true end-to-end solution, HPE GreenLake Edge Compute quickly adapts to your implementation requirements. We can take you all the way from proof of concept, to pilot, to full rollout so you can minimize time-to-insight and get a fast start on reaping the benefits of the Edge.
- Focus on your core business rather than your infrastructure. HPE Pointnext provides the expertise you need, so you don’t have to find new resources or train up your staff. HPE GreenLake Edge Compute takes on the nuts-and-bolts operational tasks so you can concentrate on getting the most business value from your solution.
If you’re looking for an easier, faster route to edge computing, you’ll want to investigate HPE GreenLake Edge Compute. Watch this video for a quick introduction:
You can also get an overview from my interview with blogger Jake Ludington at HPE Discover 2017:
Video: For a deeper dive on this topic, see this Coffee Talk presentation to an audience of industry influencers and bloggers.
More on HPE GreenLake: Visit “HPE GreenLake: On-premises, pay-per-use solutions for your top workloads that enable consumption-based IT.”
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