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Edge computing is a distributed computing model in which computing takes place near the physical location where data is being collected and analyzed, rather than on a centralized server or in the cloud. Edge computing is important because it creates new and improved ways for industrial and enterprise-level businesses to maximize operational efficiency, improve performance and safety, automate all core business processes, and ensure “always on” availability. It is a leading method to achieve the digital transformation of how you do business.
StackPath is one such edge computing and services provider that puts its locations in densely populated markets. The company has dozens of locations that each sit well inside their city limits, rather than a handful of zones that actually sit somewhere out of town. That way your applications, data, and content—in part or in whole—can be closer to end-users and devices, and will have a fast, secure, and seamless experience.
Industry-Leading Edge Computing Services and Products Offered
SP// Virtual Machines: Latency isn’t just inconvenient—it’s expensive. And the physical distance between hyper-scale cloud data centers and your end-users might not seem big, but every mile matters to workloads that measure performance in units smaller than milliseconds. SP// Virtual Machines have the edge that latency-sensitive workloads need. Enjoy all of the scalability, efficiency, access and control benefits expected from a cloud VM, compounded by the advantage of being in StackPath edge locations worldwide. Put your workloads virtually in end-users’ backyards. Configure and completely control a full computing environment to run multiple applications and make it exactly the web server, game server, database node or other low-latency solution you require.
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.
The Leader Upfront
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.