Microsoft launches Edge Zones for Azure | Extent News
Microsoft announced Azure Edge Zones, an infrastructure service that is an expansion of Azure public cloud, and this will be available inside Microsoft’s global network, telecom provider’s 5G networks, and client data centers.
Azure Edge Zones is the industry’s most extensive edge computing system. Built on the strong base of Azure public cloud and Azure Stack portfolio, Edge Zones brings the ability of this cloud to the last mile.
There are 3 flavors of edge delivered through Azure Edge Zones. Here is a summary of the offerings along with the use cases:
Azure Edge Zones
Azure Edge Zones are micro data centers which are owned and operated by Microsoft. They behave as logical extensions of present regions which are a part of the Microsoft global network. Microsoft plans to create Azure Edge Zones offered in metros and cities with a high density of users. Developers and companies can target these Edge Zones to provide highly responsive applications and experiences to end-users.
Considering that Azure Edge Zones are an extension of Azure, developers and operators may still continue to use the very same APIs, platform, and 3rd party applications to successfully deploy and manage applications.
Think of Azure Edge Zones with Carrier as an Azure Edge Zone running inside the 5G infrastructure of a telecom supplier Rather than Microsoft’s global infrastructure. All these Edge Zones are linked into the Azure public cloud through Microsoft’s global network.
Azure Private Edge Zones
Azure Private Edge Zones deliver the ability of Azure public cloud into the enterprise data center.
Throughout the last few decades, Microsoft has been investing heavily in controlled services for hybrid cloud, IoT and edge computing systems. Innovations like Azure Sphere, Digital Twins and Azure IoT Central put Microsoft ahead of their competition in the industrial IoT and edge computing market.