The Edge Completes the Cloud: A Gartner Trend Insight Report

Published: 14 September 2018 ID: G00360847

Analyst(s): |

New to Gartner?

Register with us for FREE access to this research document.



Edge computing delivers the decentralized complement to today’s hyperscale cloud and legacy data centers. To maximize application potential and user experience, EA and technology innovation leaders need to plan distributed computing solutions along a continuum from the core to the edge.

Table of Contents

  • Insight From the Analyst
    • Cloud and Edge — Better Together
  • Executive Overview
    • Definition
  • Research Highlights
    • Why Edge? — The Barrier-Breaking Power of Topology and the Potential of Edge Computing
      • Related Research
    • Is Edge Computing a Topology or a Technology, or What? Which Technologies Enable and Shape Edge
      • Related Research
    • Are Enterprises Ready for Edge Computing? Is It Feasible to Deploy? What Are the Organizational and Technological Complexities?
      • Related Research
    • If the Edge Completes the Cloud, Then What’s the Cloud’s State in Late 2018?
      • Related Research
    • Synergies: How Will Edge and Cloud Evolve Together?
      • Related Research
  • Related Priorities
  • Gartner Analysts Supporting This Trend
  • Related Resources
    • Webinars
    • Articles
© 2018 Gartner, Inc. and/or its Affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartners research may discuss legal issues related to the information technology business, Gartner does not provide legal advice or services and its research should not be construed or used as such. Gartner shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

Why Gartner

Gartner delivers the technology-related insight you need to make the right decisions, every day.

Find out more

Call +1 855-515-4486 or contact us

to become a Gartner client.