The Future Starts at the Edge: The Need for Powerful Mobile Edge Computing to Enable Next-Gen Applications

As communication service providers globally are reimagining the cloud to usher in the next era of high-bandwidth, low-latency services from immersive experiences to streaming video and active device location tracking, they are embracing Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) to move data crunching the from devices to the cloud, and closer to the devices.

As recently stated by Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer, “Edge computing fulfills the promise of the cloud to transcend the physical constraints of our mobile devices.” It’s like having a wireless supercomputer follow you wherever you go.

This whitepaper explores:

  • The motivations for Edge Computing including actual use cases
  • How MEC applies to connected vehicles, smart building services, IoT services, and augmented reality
  • Important deployment and design considerations
  • An overview of the standard MEC architecture
  • Leveraging CORD (Central-Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) to combine NFV, SDN, and the elasticity of commodity clouds
  • Picking the best-of-breed open computer hardware with Radisys’s open MEC platform based on open CORD