How to Keep Edge Computing Sites Truly Autonomous

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IT solution providers have an opportunity to add value by delivering and remotely managing hyperconverged edge sites. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solves many problems that historically have plagued data center managers–clutter, management complexity, and high upgrade and maintenance costs created by multiple Ethernet boxes, servers, and storage arrays. Hyperconvergence removes those elements by combining data center functions into a single node. As such, HCI is ideal for unstaffed edge computing sites, which can number in the thousands as part of a single network. As companies deploy edge environments, IT managers are coming to managed service providers (MSPs) and IT solution providers with questions along these lines: “My CIO wants me to deploy a standalone edge micro data center at each of our branch locations by the end of...