Appledore Edge IaaS ROI June 2018
This document is aimed at supporting CSPs and their vendors in considering the opportunity and the economic model for deployment of edge data center to support enterprise. The research looks in detail at the opportunity to support enterprises with edge cloud and in particular Infrastructure as a Service. It looks in detail at the economics for CSPs to build cloud IaaS capability at the edge of their networks, examining three scenarios for the CSP to place IaaS at macro cellular base stations, at Central Offices/Exchanges and at Super Central Offices. The reports economic model has been built on concrete data from the UK and has then been extrapolated to describe the worldwide opportunity. This is the follow-on report to ‘Winning at the edge’ from Appledore research.
We are very pleased with the outcome of our collaboration with Appledore Research and the level of research conducted by Patrick Kelly and his team. Not only is Patrick’s research relevant and aligned with key network transformations, it is presented in a straightforward manner that defies its complexity and manages to address impacts from numerous perspectives. Appledore Research brings to the forefront a privileged client outlook—combined with Patrick’s rigorous and in-depth knowledge of operators’ challenges and needs. Also, their consulting practice is among the best-in-class."
Louis Adam, M.Sc., EXFO