The 10 Biggest Edge Computing News Stories Of 2020
Market consolidation and startups entering the fold affected the edge computing space in 2020, but perhaps no force was as powerful as the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed the IT landscape all over the globe and brought with a slew of new opportunities as the edge – not the campus or data center – network.
10. Ananda Networks Jumps Into Edge Networking Market
Founded in 2018 but brand-new to the edge networking scene as of August 2020 is Ananda Networks, a startup founded by networking and cybersecurity entrepreneurs that emerged from stealth mode.
The San Francisco-based company is already making a name for itself with its focus on distributed computing and helping businesses create private networks to connect all users, regardless of location. The company in August revealed its flagship Secure Global LAN (SG-LAN) solution and announced $6 million in seed funding from MizMaa Ventures, Citrix Systems, Gefen Capital, Cyber Mentor Fund, GreatPoint Ventures, South Korean cybersecurity firm Jiran, J-Ventures, and individual investors.