Staying Ahead of the Edge: Tackling the Hidden Costs of Edge Computing

Ziv Koren, Chief Product Officer
Ziv Koren, Chief Product Officer
Staying ahead of the Edge
Have you heard about the incredible wonders of edge computing? It's like a superhero, transforming industries with real-time data processing superpowers. It's all about making smarter business decisions and gaining that competitive edge. But, hold on a second—there's a catch. Implementing edge computing across multiple sites can be a bit tricky and expensive. That's where I come in! Today, we will dive into the key factors that will help you manage those sneaky hidden costs of edge computing. Buckle up, and let's get started!

Managing All Edge Devices Remotely

Picture this: You’re running multiple edge sites scattered across various locations. It’s like overseeing a chain of stores, each with its unique set of gadgets and smart applications. Now, imagine the logistical nightmare of needing tech experts at every site to babysit those devices. Yikes, right? But fear not, my friends, because remote deployment and operations are here to save the day!By remotely keeping an eye on performance and nipping issues in the bud before they turn into colossal headaches, I’ve managed to keep everything humming along smoothly. This isn’t just a time-saver; it’s a budget-saver too! With the right tools and practices, I’ve found that my edge devices can be well-maintained without the need for costly on-site visits, reducing both operational costs and dreaded downtime.

Automation and Orchestration of Workloads

Ah, automation! It’s like a tech lover’s dream come true. Just imagine a world where devices and applications set themselves up without you having to lift a finger. It’s like having a team of robots at your beck and call, making everything run like clockwork. That’s precisely what automation and orchestration do in the world of edge computing.

These nifty technologies have streamlined the deployment of routers, switches, and other edge devices. No more sending a whole squad of techies to each site for installations and updates. Thanks to automation and orchestration, workload management has become a piece of cake! It’s all about efficiency, which translates to cost savings and increased productivity. Who doesn’t love that?

Openness and Future Proofing of Edge Technology

Making Your Edge Work for You

In today’s ever-evolving tech landscape, staying ahead of the curve is a must. New gadgets and applications pop up all the time, keeping us on our toes. To thrive in this environment, I’ve realized that having an edge computing system that’s future-proof is key.


What does future-proofing mean to me? It’s all about embracing openness and flexibility. I want the freedom to connect different devices and apps seamlessly, no matter the vendor. This open-minded approach allows me to create the perfect combination that meets my needs today and adapts gracefully to the technologies of tomorrow. Future-proofing ensures my investments keep paying off in the long run.

Security and Reliability of Edge Computing

Now, let’s talk about connectivity—the lifeblood of edge computing. Without it, data exchange and transmission between sites and data centers would be mission impossible. But ensuring connectivity often means investing in additional networking gear and edge devices, which can put a strain on my budget. But hold on, there’s a way to simplify things.


Centralizing and streamlining my connectivity functions has been a game-changer. It’s all about finding that sweet spot where I get secure and reliable connectivity without breaking the bank. This optimized approach ensures a strong connection between my edge sites and data centers while keeping those pesky headaches at bay.

Making Your Edge Work for You

Now that we’ve covered the key factors, it’s time for action! I’ve streamlined my asset management and integration processes to maximize the benefits of edge computing while managing costs. Think remote deployment and troubleshooting, keeping everything running smoothly without needing a tech expert at every site. I’ve fully embraced the power of automation and orchestration, making workload management a breeze. And let’s not forget about future-proofing—giving myself the freedom to choose the best combinations that will adapt to my evolving needs.

So, my fellow cost-conscious tech enthusiasts, the world of edge computing is truly a game-changer. But yes, it does come with its share of challenges and hidden costs. However, I’ve found that I can conquer these challenges like a superhero by taking a holistic approach that includes remote operations, automation, future-proofing, and streamlined connectivity. So, gear up, my friends, and let’s tackle those challenges head-on. The future of edge computing is waiting for us to make it our own!

Ziv Koren, Chief Product Officer
Ziv Koren, Chief Product Officer
Throughout his career, Ziv led product teams, in large corporations and small startups, towards building business impacting software products that users love. For the last 10 years, Ziv was the CPO at Camilyo, a Bauer Media Group company, offering an integrated marketing platform to over 120,000 SMBs worldwide. Prior to Camilyo, Ziv founded InSites Media, a facebook marketing platform; was the CEO of Cellerium, cross devices mobile application builder; headed Amdocs Ventures and Amdocs Ireland R&D center; was a CBE in Team Telecom and led product and R&D at Menta Software and Top Image Systems.
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