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451 Research (S&P) Discusses the Benefits of an Open, Edge-Native Approach

July 14, 2022


Digital transformation of global industries has become the main driver and cause for the increase in edge computing. Within the past few years, edge computing has been deemed necessary especially in the eyes of enterprise IT leadership. According to 451 Research (now S&P Global Market Intelligence), edge computing also plays a “critical role in enabling adjacent technologies (i.e., IoT workloads, business models, OT/IT convergence, cloud-native technologies, machine learning algorithms, 5G and multi-access edge computing).” But, along with the demand for edge computing, also introduces challenges – the volume and complexity of distributed edge hardware causes obstacles to virtualize, secure, and centrally orchestrate. 

In order to overcome these challenges, organizations turn to edge computing software and solutions. As the leader in management and orchestration for the distributed edge, ZEDEDA makes edge computing effortless, open, and intrinsically secure – extending the cloud experience to the edge. ZEDEDA reduces the cost of managing and orchestrating distributed edge infrastructure and applications, while increasing visibility, security, and control. ZEDEDA also ensures extensibility and flexibility by utilizing an open partner ecosystem with a robust app marketplace. The solution leverages an open architecture built on EVE-OS, from the Linux Foundation. EVE-OS is a lightweight, open-source Linux-based engine, with open orchestration APIs. 

451 Research describes ZEDEDA as “emerged onto the scene with the familiar ‘any, any, any’ (e.g., hardware, application, cloud) positioning we have long heard from virtualization vendors, but in this case for a platform crafted specifically for highly distributed edge infrastructure.” 451 Research also notes, “Enterprises that are serious about edge computing might be attracted to the ZEDEDA architecture for its ecosystem flexibility, the benefits that come with using open-source software, and its approach to disaggregating digital infrastructure from data/applications.” 

To get the full details from 451 Research on edge computing trends and how ZEDEDA stands out as an open-edge computing solution, check out this insightful Market Insight Report.