StackPath's Dedicated Edge Hosts Offer More Control and Flexibility

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  December 26, 2023

Let’s talk about edge computing.

Edge computing is, well, computing that brings data processing closer to the point of data generation. It reduces latency and enables real-time (or near-real-time) analysis. It involves a decentralized architecture, distributing processing power across edge devices, and is applicable in various domains such as IoT, healthcare, and industrial automation.

By processing data locally, edge computing improves bandwidth efficiency, enhances security and privacy and allows for more efficient and responsive systems, particularly in applications where low latency is crucial.

Edge computing is like having a mini-brain closer to where the action happens. Instead of sending all data back to a central server, devices like smartwatches or wind turbines can process some right there. This means faster responses, less internet traffic and real-time insights.

StackPath, aiming to bring cloud capabilities closer to the edge, offers two main edge compute solutions: virtual machines, or VMs, and containers. These services let developers deploy applications in a global network of distributed data centers, closer to end users, minimizing latency and improving performance.

StackPath's edge compute provides several advantages over traditional cloud options. Data travels shorter distances, reducing lag and optimizing user experiences for applications like video streaming and real-time gaming. Security benefits arise from distributing workloads across numerous edge locations, which lessens the impact of single points of failure and mitigating DDoS attacks. Cost efficiency improves, too, as closer-to-user processing reduces bandwidth charges.

StackPath's edge compute lets developers build and deploy geographically distributed applications, delivering faster performance, enhanced security and improved cost-effectiveness to users.

But StackPath felt its edge computing products could be improved. Therefore, StackPath announced the addition of Dedicated Hosts for its edge computing products.

StackPath Edge Compute Dedicated Hosts empower customers to deploy StackPath VMs or containers on a dedicated physical server to ensure optimal and consistent performance. The unified orchestration of StackPath EdgeEngine manages the configuration and operation of VM and container instances, offering flexibility, observability and control through a single management portal and API.

These dedicated hosts provide a physically isolated computing environment to enhance data security and deliver deterministic cloud performance capable of handling usage spikes and sustained high traffic for optimized end-user experiences and privacy.

StackPath's management options, including virtual private clouds, built-in DDoS protection, persistent storage, image capture and deployment, private IP addresses, among others, can be accessed via the StackPath Customer Portal or API.

“Dedicated Hosts give unparalleled consistency with ultra-low latency on unshared capacity physically close to end users,” said Tom Reyes, Chief Product Officer for StackPath. “We are ensuring that sole-tenancy, noisy neighbors, compliance and privacy requirements for cloud customers are easily addressed while the ease of use of our platform continues to be at the forefront.”

Existing or new customers can contact StackPath Sales to learn more and begin using StackPath Edge Compute Dedicated Hosts for their unique edge computing needs.

Edited by Alex Passett
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