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


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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