Secure Compute for a Cloud-Native Edge
By 2035, worldwide networks are expected to host and manage data streams from more than one trillion devices. Consequently, data is forecast to aggregate outside of data centers at an increasing rate, acting as valuable currency and framing the overall edge computing opportunity. To address that opportunity, the underlying network infrastructure is transforming from a hardware-centric, semi-automated mode of operation into one that is truly end-to-end software-defined and secure, remotely managed, and resilient. By consistently delivering on SLAs at-scale, it is also directly tied to realizing business intent.
The infrastructure edge encompasses all networks that connect IoT endpoints and devices through to the cloud, and is built up of a diverse array of platforms, including access points, switches, enterprise and residential gateways and routers, wireless LAN controllers, universal customer premise equipment, and more.
Enterprises and application developers are familiar with the diversity of silicon and software offerings, and vendor choice inherent to the Arm ecosystem. The successful and timely deployment of services at the infrastructure edge to support multiple use cases across industries – from automotive and smart factories, to cloud gaming, energy and healthcare – rests on a near-seamless experience on-boarding and securely managing cloud-native stacks across heterogeneous systems.
Project Cassini promotes standards-based approaches to platform software and platform security to showcase secure deployment of cloud-native stacks at the infrastructure edge, through ecosystem-driven edge reference implementations.
Effective Edge Computing Across Industries
Increasing compute and decreasing power consumption and maintenance costs of intelligent, interconnected, and interactive devices at the edge of the internet are creating massive opportunities to instrument our cities, factories, farms, and environment to improve efficiency, safety, and productivity. Project Cassini enables the use of cloud-native technology and methodologies in edge environments to evaluate their effectiveness at addressing these opportunities at scale.
Deploy varying sensor arrays across an entire city to measure temperature, pollution, traffic patterns and more. Data is analyzed with cloud-native technologies to improve quality of life.
Industry 4.0 empowers business owners to enhance operational control and leverage instant data to boost productivity, improve processes, and drive growth.
Customer premises equipment is becoming increasingly software driven to match stringent cost and performance objectives with seamless, fully automated software.
Arm Technology for the Infrastructure Edge
How the Emerging Compute Continuum Drives Edge Computing
This Forrester Predictions Report identifies 2020 as a tipping point for edge computing.