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.

Feature Set Enterprise Edge
Fully Autonomous ✔ Yes – restricted DC ✔ Yes – remote location
Flexible Scaling 100s to 10,000s 1s to 100s
Distributed Management Important Critical
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