Originally published to NEDAS

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G, the demands for infrastructure capacity have surpassed anything the industry has yet experienced. Edge computing, while not an altogether new concept, has become the leading strategy for creating necessary capacity and optimal data processing. While the edge conjures up different approaches and interpretations for each company, the objectives that come from incorporating it are ultimately tantamount. Across the board, industry players are turning to the edge to facilitate high levels of efficiency, connectivity and agility while nurturing the integration of innovative technologies.

Andy Champagne, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Akamai Labs; Najam Ahmad, Vice President of Network Engineering at Facebook; Zachary Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Packet Host and moderator Jezzibell Gilmore, Senior Vice President of Business Development at PacketFabric, spoke on a panel at the NEDAS 2018 NYC Summit regarding the edge’s needs and how to deliver them.

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