Dell, Microsoft and IBM are shifting the paradigm of how online communications paths are managed

Edge computing has been gaining more ground in the last couple of months due to the change, of course, created by the coronavirus pandemic. The amount of Internet bandwidth capacity is being tested at its limits with more people requiring their own Internet service to work from home, as well as the faster implementation of home economy technologies. Now, operators have acknowledged the importance of edge computing in delivering a differentiated service that can generate steady revenue. Some of the largest tech giants are looking into edge computing, which will ultimately translate into huge implications for the gaming industry.

The first company is Dell technologies, which is finding new opportunities to enhance its real-time services with not only edge computing, but also with the help of 5G technologies. These adjustments will eventually assist the gaming industry as services that are more massively-scaled and centralized will be looking into edge computing for a data process in real-time. Dell is presenting a solution to optimize connectivity solutions and infrastructure optimization to give enterprises further choice in terms of deployment.

Another tech giant implementing edge strategies is IBM, with its new IBM Edge Ecosystem, characterized as focused on bringing “open standards-based cloud-native solutions that can be deployed and autonomously managed at the edge at massive scale.” AI-based analytics and other integrations, which are highly used by gaming companies, can function with more power and efficiency through the use of this new product. It can enable customers “to move data and applications seamlessly between private data centers, hybrid multi-cloud environments and the edge.” This can solve the distance that edge computing will put between the main servers and local ones.

Lastly, Microsoft has acquired virtualized Evolved Packet Core specialist Affirmed Networks with the intention of supporting 5G applications at the network edge. Microsoft’s proposal is “the only cloud that extends to the edge, with consistency across operating models, development environments, and infrastructure stack,” according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Edge computing, along with 5G, will allow “enable immersive, real-time experiences that require ultra-low latency,” which is an ideal scenario for the gaming world still being highly affected by latency and lag.