RESEARCH PAPER: The Three Key Elements Of Success In Edge Computing

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - October 12, 2020

We live in an intelligent world. A host of devices shapes the way we live, from the cars we drive and the streets on which those cars are driven, to the power plants that generate electricity to the factories that make the goods we consume.

This intelligent world is the result of intelligent infrastructure. The Internet of Things (IoT) generates data that is consumed, transformed and used to drive automation through real-time analysis. This is the essence of edge computing. For the edge to live up to its promise, the integration of the edge-to-cloud-to-core datacenter must be seamless, secure and scalable.

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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • The Edge - So Diverse, Yet So Consistent
  • The Data Journey
  • Security Everywhere Or Security Nowhere
  • Technology Is Critical, But The Challenge Is Bigger
  • Project Cassini Addresses The Edge In Its Entirety
  • Standards
  • Security
  • Ecosystem
  • MI&S Perspective
  • Figure 1: The Edge-To-Cloud Journey
  • Figure 2: The Pillars Of Project Cassini
  • Figure 3: Frictionless Edge Deployment With SystemReady

Companies Cited

  • Arm
  • Broadcom
  • Marvell
  • NXP
  • Qualcomm
  • Rancher's Lab
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.