Meet The Open Edge Cloud

A new generation of content and applications requires a new
delivery approach.

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GEN-X

Application and Content Delivery in the 2000's

Video

Driving down to the local Blockbuster to get a DVD of "A Beautiful Mind" while Nickleback is blasting "This is How You Remind Me" on your stereo. That pretty much sums up app delivery in the early 2000s a.k.a the age of the DVD

ON PREMISE

For enterprise or consumer apps / in the data center or on your PC - applications typically required thick client software and lots of overhead. New cloud companies like Salesforce were able to strike gold with campaigns like "No Software".

GEN-Y

Application and Content Delivery in the 2010's

Video

Streaming is the new king - the millenial generation snickers at the thought of physical media like DVDs. Tape cassette players are mistaken for iPhone chargers. Video content is avaiable to stream wherever you may be (even on airplanes) and on any device you want to watch it on.

THE CLOUD

AWS started it and now everybody is doing it - application and content streaming from the centralized cloud is the new norm and software is eating the world.

GEN-Z

Application and Content Delivery in the 2020's

Video, VR, AR

It's not only video anymore but a new generation of a fully immersive visual and audio experience. 360 degree videos, inside the movie virtual reality and you control the ending stories - all streamed at mind blowing resolutions.

SERVICE PROVIDER EDGE CLOUD

Working in unison with the centralized cloud, the edge cloud layer deployed deep inside operator networks, creates a new low-latency delivery platform that allows a new generation of applications to thrive and produce stunning consumer experiences.

Open Edge Cloud

The service providers' solution for two critical problems... Speed and Scale

Speed

It’s all about latency – applications like VR and AR require minimal lag to convince your mind that you’re in another place – also known as Presence.

We need

<20msec motion-to-photon latency required to achieve presence



Today we have
70MSEC average latency in North American mobile networks

Latency
Requirements

We all hate waiting for stuff to happen, especially with crucial aspects of the internet. We also like trivial things to just... work!

This graph highlights some of the key latency metrics required by the applications of today's and tomorrow's.

Chart showing feasibility of various applications with Edge Cloud

How far away are you?

Latency also matters for video. It matters a lot. The reason - latency impacts TCP. The higher the lag, the lower the TCP window and the thinner the pipe over which you can stream video. High latency means you simply cannot stream 4K, no matter how much you compress the video or optimize the TCP stack.

Chart showing how latency relates to traveling distance

Scale

Future Demand

2.5billion streams x 10MPBS = ∿25,000TBPS

Today we have

2% of what is needed

5 Edge Cloud Principles

  • 1Common Compute and Storage
  • 2Massively Distributed in Last Mile
  • 3Open API to Publishers
  • 4Match Resource to Application
  • 5Complement Centralized Cloud

Applications work WITH not OVER the network


Introducing Qwilt’s Open Edge
Cloud Platform


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