Trends Report

Living On The Edge: Vendors Evolve Solutions For A Distributed World

Application Locality And IoT Proliferation Compel Vendors To Look At Edge Differently

January 9th, 2019
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The infrastructure market is awash in its latest churn of innovation, heavily influenced by application locality requirements and a proliferation of connected devices comprising the internet of things (IoT). The distribution of technology elements poses new challenges on architecture. Data and its processing — and the applications behind it all — are dispersed widely, resulting in different data gravity, latency, and traffic demands. The technology market has responded by spawning a new category of infrastructure called edge computing. This report explores the options in this market and how infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals should proceed.

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