In our option, the distinction between Enterprise and Edge is a false one. Both environments need API-driven environments with simple zero-touch automation. Neither environment can afford manual operations or force all sites to be identical. It makes sense that a single platform can fit both needs.
In the end, the only real differences are scale: enterprise has a few sites with many servers while edge has many sites with few servers.
Happily, the RackN core features support both extremes. From lots of servers to lots of sites, our data center automation will keep your operations team running.
Want to learn more? Look at our Edge Infrastructure materials.
|Fully Autonomous||✔ Yes – restricted DC||✔ Yes – remote location|
|Flexible Scaling||100s to 10,000s||1s to 100s|
|Multi-Architecture Needed||No||✔ Yes – Intel/AMD + ARM|
|Switch Integration||✔ Yes – cross-team||✔ Yes – integrated|
|Image Deployment||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Firmware Management||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|100% API-Driven||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Heterogeneous Hardware||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Infrastructure as Code||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Multi-Stage Workflow||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Event Log and Forward||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Enable Secure Hardware||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|
|Fully Supported||✔ Yes||✔ Yes|