Last week, I virtually attended ONES 2020, the Linux Foundation’s Open Networking and Edge Summit. I was impressed with the diversity of content at ONES this year, and appreciated the added emphasis on edge (which was the impetus for adding the “E” to the conference name—if you’ve never heard of the event, it’s because it was previously called ONS). Today I would like to highlight what I consider the most compelling announcements and takeaways from the jam-packed 3-day event.
Google Cloud announcement
The major public cloud providers have been chasing the telco space in a big way as of late. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has led in many ways, offering service providers platforms such as Wavelength to supercharge 5G deployments with edge computing infrastructure. The Microsoft Azure team is snapping up companies to shore up its capabilities as well.