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Industry leader underlines the importance of network resilience for edge computing

EDISON, N.J., May 04, 2021 – Opengear, a Digi International company and a leading provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, today announced it has joined Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge Alliance, a working group of industry-leading hardware, software and networking companies collaborating to simplify and improve integrated edge solutions.

Renowned for its leadership in network resilience practices, Opengear will play an active role within the alliance. The company’s Out-of-Band management solutions are a critical component in the effective operation of edge computing locations worldwide, and are used by more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies.

Opengear will work with the alliance to show the benefits and true value of edge computing. With 5G delivering up to ten times the speed of 4G, the role of edge computing will be amplified, making the need for network resilience increasingly important. Not only does edge computing address the limitations of centralized systems by bringing computing capabilities into the network, closer to the end user, but it also creates new and improved ways for businesses to automate processes – improving performance and overall operational efficiency.

“We look forward to working alongside the Kinetic Edge Alliance and its members to help construct the next generation of edge computing,” said Douglas Wadkins, vice president of product management and strategy at Opengear. “As edge computing delivers the next wave of network and data center infrastructure, network resilience becomes critically important to edge networks, due to the lack of redundancy and the absence of on-site engineers compared to data center locations. More than just improving uptime, network resilience adds a valuable layer of intelligence to the backbone of an enterprise.”

Through the Kinetic Edge Alliance, Opengear plans to assist in delivering exceptional service to network customers by addressing the different technology needs required from edge computing, compared to traditional data centers.

 

To learn more about Opengear, please visit: https://www.opengear.com.