The zero-touch deployment of edge infrastructure for applications using NativeEdge is rooted in three areas: simplification, optimization and security.
"We're focused on how we simplify edge operations at scale for our federal customers as these environments grow, and how they can optimize that investment at the edge so they have a long-term understanding and lifecycle for those systems," Yusuf says.
Agencies are prioritizing zero-trust security, an approach that stresses continual verification and authentication of both external and internal network users and devices.
"As data grows at the edge, they can simplify and minimize the number of edge devices required based on their use case,” Yusuf says.
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NativeEdge’s Centralized Management Creates an Edge Estate
NativeEdge helps agencies deal with data volume from both a software and hardware perspective by prioritizing areas where information resides and needs to be collected, and offering centralized management.
"That centralized management capability of all your edge devices, wherever they may exist globally, allows you to provide some sort of edge estate management," Yusuf says. "That gives you an understanding of where everything is."
Visibility into critical issues affecting those devices allows agencies to address them, while connectivity to other devices allows for management across the estate management plan.
"From a software perspective, we employ application orchestration through a blueprint catalog, similar to what customers are getting used to in the cloud — how they spin up and spin down resources and expand or contract based on requirements and use cases," Yusuf says.
This allows for a tightly knit environment agencies can manage, adding capacity quickly in desired regions, he adds.
The federal healthcare system is a prime candidate for improved edge operations and management, Yusuf says.
"There are a lot of edge devices in a hospital, disparate systems all collecting information," he says. "If I'm able to correlate that through one central device in each room or on each floor, I can then run analytics against that patient and provide information back to the nursing staff, the doctors, to support their patients."
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