Understanding Network and Security for Near-Edge Computing

There are two types of edge computing where the cloud is concerned – near the cloud and far from the cloud. Near-edge networking assumes reliable high-speed access and is probably what you are familiar with. Servers connecting from a data center over Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), a laptop in a home worker’s apartment with a cable modem, or a mobile device connecting via 5G or Wi-Fi are all examples of near-edge networking.

In this chapter, we’re going to cover the following main topics:

  • Understanding internet challenges
  • Using a private wide-area network
  • Optimizing ingress with global server load balancing
  • Steering traffic at the network layer with IP Anycast
  • Addressing TCP ...

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