In recent times, organisations are moving their enterprise Data centres to Cloud, as this platform provides the flexibility and scalability to meet the organisation’s demands where an infrastructure is consumed as service. For the consumption of Cloud services, the organisations should have a reliable onsite network infrastructure at the offices, factories, warehouses, etc.
Moreover, when large amount of data is generated due to digitisation, IoT and mobility, sending the raw data to Cloud for analytics requires huge bandwidth that results in latency. Therefore, the need for edge computing and storage infrastructure arises for local storage and analysis with faster response time, optimizing Cloud costs.
Currently, organisations implement and own the onsite infrastructure, such as network, wireless and edge computing with point solutions from different vendors. However, IT Operations team often face challenges in managing multiple vendors support contracts, technology obsolescence and performance issues due to ever increasing user demands.
Organisations typically adopt one of the following models: