10 Hot Edge Computing Devices And Services To Check Out Now

CRN breaks down the hottest edge computing devices that are making waves in 2021 and driving the ever-expanding edge market.


Edge computing devices, software and platforms enable a zero-touch, distributed computing environment for applications and data processing at or near the edge. CRN looks at the hottest edge computing devices that are making waves in 2021 and driving the ever-expanding edge market.

AWS IoT Greengrass

AWS IoT Greengrass is an edge computing offering that helps customers build, deploy and manage device software at the edge. Customers use the open-source edge runtime and cloud service for their IoT applications on millions of devices across verticals and business units.

Cisco Catalyst IR8100

Cisco Systems’ line of 5G-enabled industrial edge routers and an IoT gateway series for edge computing extends its enterprise network and SD-WAN to the edge. The IR8100 Heavy Duty Series is a multi-access router delivering public and private 5G and LTE and is IP67-rated for dust and water protection. From its manufacturing process to physical locking design to vast software security features, the IR8100 aims to bring enterprise-grade security to the edge.

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Dell PowerStore 500

Dell’s PowerStore 500 is a container-based, all-flash array addressing a full range of storage needs—from block and vVol data to multi-platform fi le storage—and can be the foundation of an edge computing environment. PowerStore’s adaptable design is ideal for edge-based IoT data analytics and remote office applications where ease of deployment and advanced replication are required.

Eaton 5P UPS

The Eaton 5P UPS is an enterprise-class backup power offering available as a tower, wall-mount or rack-mount UPS—specifically made for the edge. Customers pair it with an Eaton Gigabit Network card—the first in the industry to comply with the UL and IEC cybersecurity standards—and the Eaton Intelligent Power Management platform for seamless management of connected equipment.

HPE Edgeline EL8000

The HPE Edgeline EL8000 is a rugged converged system used by U.S. armed forces on the digital battlefield. As the flagship offering in the HPE Converged Edge System portfolio, the EL8000 is purpose-built for the extreme conditions found at the edge. Leveraging built-in AI and machine learning capabilities enables the EL8000 to deliver immediate insight from data generated at the extreme edge of the network.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 And ThinkEdge SE50

Lenovo’s ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50 edge devices are rugged and powerful enough to meet the needs of enterprise data processing, security and scalability. The SE30 includes Intel Core i5 vPro processors for industrial computing to improve power and accelerate AI workloads. The SE50 is designed for versatile applications that require higher analytics and data processing at the edge.

Microsoft Azure Pro R

A key product inside Microsoft’s Azure Stack Edge portfolio is the rugged Pro R edge computing device that’s delivered as hardware as a service. The cloud-managed device acts as a network storage gateway with a built-in Nvidia Tensor Core T4 GPU that enables accelerated AI-inferencing. The 1U edge device is contained in a portable transit case that allows analysis, processing and fi ltering of data supporting VM and containerized workloads.

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN

Palo Alto Networks’ SASE and WAN edge offering, Prisma SD-WAN, enables application-defined SDWAN policies and provides a secure, cloud-delivered edge computing offering. It is a cloud-delivered service that implements app-defi ned, autonomous SD-WAN to help customers secure and connect edge sites, data centers and large campus sites without increasing cost and complexity.

Schneider Electric APC Smart-UPS Ultra

Schneider Electric’s APC Smart-UPS Ultra was designed to deliver more power, flexibility and intelligent monitoring in the smallest footprint to address many of the challenges with deploying IT infrastructure in distributed edge computing environments and at the edge. It delivers more power in less space to free up room for edge applications by being 2.4 times more powerdense and half the weight and size of other comparable offerings.

Vertiv Avocent ADX Ecosystem

Vertiv recently launched the Avocent ADX Ecosystem, a building block of devices and software designed for hybrid network architectures at the edge. The platform includes several individual components, each of which can be deployed independently or in tandem for a more robust customer experience.