Hosting Applications at the Network Edge for CoSPs
There is an opportunity for Communications Service Providers (CoSPs) to enhance the user experience and create new revenue streams by deploying applications at the edge of the network, significantly cutting latency. Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) initiatives work in tandem with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), using compute capacity on general purpose processors to add intelligence to the network. For developers, hosting applications in the network introduces complexities they do not encounter in the cloud, in particular with regard to ingesting data. The Intel® Network Edge Virtualization Software Development Kit (Intel® NEV SDK) provides APIs and libraries that abstract away the complexity, so that developers can build applications without needing an understanding of the underlying network architecture and function.