Hoffman: Minimum Edge $3M-10

Servers inside the telco network are going to be important. Korea Telecom has announced 8 regional hubs. I believe Deutsche Telekom offers 13 hubs initially. They are beginning to provide revenue, allow making deals, and let your people build the necessary system and interfaces.

Jason Hoffman is CEO of MobiledgeX, a California based subsidiary of DT. He writes, “A powerful ‘rack’ tends to run about $250,000 and you can do 1-3 per site at a minimum. So generally a basic edge ‘experiment’ is probably around $3.5-6M in hardware and software.”

Distributed clouds are a challenge to manage. The synchronisation can be hard. You’ll need to resolve innumerable problems. Your people need training. Time to get started.

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100,000 Edge servers for India’s Jio

Mukesh Ambani is promising to add 100,000 servers to Reliance Jio, the largest announced Edge Network in the world. Jio’s 340M 4G subscribers are more than the entire US population and are changing the Internet. Next: 50 million fibre to the home priced from US$10. He is building a remarkable video offering that will take … Read more100,000 Edge servers for India’s Jio

UK Edge servers: BT says 1,000; Vodafone 64; DT 12

Iain Morris quotes Tom Bennett of BT, “BT would need 1,000 edge computing centres to cover the whole UK. … But it has yet to work out the business case for a major edge investment. One challenge that surrounds the so-called ‘distributed cloud’ will be getting customers to pay for premium services. Another is determining … Read moreUK Edge servers: BT says 1,000; Vodafone 64; DT 12