The notion of edge computing is a relatively nascent one in modern IT. While end user, data center and cloud computing are well understood, Edge computing is still struggling to define itself – and come to terms with some significant security challenges.
At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver on May 23, a panel of experts debated the security considerations and challenges for edge computing. OpenStack is an open-source cloud platform technology project that is widely deployed by large carriers and enterprises. An emerging use-case for OpenStack is at the edge of the network, rather just in a data center.