These days it seems nearly impossible to escape the hype about Cloud Collaboration and Unified Communications (UC). Service providers, hosting companies, software vendors and resellers preach about cloud as the future of communications. Most of us use cloud services in one form or another, and many of us already use cloud UC over the public internet.
Some businesses are able to save money by using cloud-based UC, but it is not necessarily a fit for everyone. There are inherent risks that should be explored. In the world of ‘virtual’ everything, there is an alternative to centralizing all your services in the cloud – deploying new, virtualized services at the edge.
Difference between cloud and edge deployments
Cloud and Edge are vague terms and are subject to interpretation. People use the term ‘cloud’ to refer to services delivered from …