The Silicon Review
With traditional cloud computing workloads are centralized in a limited number of facilities that might be far away from end users. Data has to make a number of hops to and from these locations, costing time and money and being more vulnerable to single points of failure. Edge computing is an exciting new approach to network architecture that helps organizations break beyond the limitations imposed by traditional cloud-based networks. Although cloud computing continues to play an important role in modern network architecture, the exciting possibilities offered by Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which are capable of processing the data they gather closer to the source, are forcing companies to rethink their approach to IT infrastructure. The most important benefit of edge computing is its ability to increase network performance by reducing latency.
StackPath is one such platform of computing infrastructure and services built at the edge of the cloud. So, if you’re a developer, now you can build and deploy right on the Internet’s front steps. That way users of your app, website, API, content, or whatever else you’re building in the cloud don’t bounce around the world before reaching you, and will have a fast, secure, and seamless experience. StackPath edge compute, including Virtual Machines and Containers and edge applications are strategically located in the world’s most densely populated areas, and united by a secure private network fabric and a single management system. Customers ranging from Fortune 50 enterprises to one-person startups trust StackPath to give their latency-sensitive workloads and applications the speed, security, and efficiency they require.
Revolutionary edge computing products and services offered by StackPath
EdgeEngine™: EdgeEngine is the proprietary orchestration system that integrates and automates management of every aspect of its infrastructure and services. It has full control over every device in every StackPath edge location around the world. Its API-first architecture enables us to automate its actions and extend the same automation to end customers, all from a single pane of glass. EdgeEngine and its robust, open APIs let you control any aspect of StackPath. All StackPath products and services run on the same infrastructure with a single control plane.
Edge Compute: Edge Compute is distributed across a large number of locations that are physically closer to end-users. Data doesn’t have to make as many hops to and from these locations, allowing for better security, resiliency, costs, and end-user experiences. StackPath’s edge compute provides exceptional value for practically any latency-sensitive application or workload. It combines VMs deployed as virtual appliances, proprietary VPN, and secure transit to create a network that acts as a dedicated circuit and deploys a DNS service as a container or VM to create and manage a proprietary DNS solution for fast, private resolutions. It decentralizes IoT applications by deploying all or part of their workloads in containers or VMs at the edge, accelerating processing, reducing overall bandwidth cost, and securing data.
Content Delivery Network (CDN): End-users have you stuck between the cloud and a hard place. The assets that you need to deliver get larger, more dynamic and more diverse every day. Yet end-users expect them faster, more flawless, and more frequently than ever before. SP// CDN has comprehensive built-in capabilities to solve your most pressing delivery challenges, including content protection and asset optimization. Meanwhile, robust customization tools and features let you fine-tune your delivery’s smallest details and even create unique functionality and flows. StackPath’s easy-to-use CDN rules engine lets you create EdgeRules, to set policies and automate unique content and delivery behaviors, including how requests are handled and how and what content is delivered. Its extensive cache control features make it easy to fine-tune your CDN behavior to have superior content availability, control and delivery flexibility.
Meet the visionary leader
Christopher (Kip) Turco is the Chief Executive Officer of StackPath. He leads execution across all StackPath departments. He brings insight and experience gained from both a board of director level and company executive leadership level from companies such as Masergy, Motricity, Telx, Hosted Solutions, Windstream Communications, and EMC.