For data center operators and enterprise network administrators, edge facilities are becoming more prevalent and increasingly important. Deploying and maintaining an edge data center requires specific focus on both communications infrastructure as well as the equipment that houses and protects that infrastructure. Add to the mix that the term “edge” can be defined in a number of ways, and meeting customer expectations requires significant planning and project management during an edge deployment. This On Topic Report, focused on Edge Networking, acknowledges the reality that edge can mean different things to different users. In that vein, it provides practical information about the edge’s place in the larger network landscape, and delivers useful information about deploying the right solution for users’ needs.