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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: Cloud to the Edge

Published: 08 March 2018

ID: G00346816

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Brian Burke , Mike Walker , Bob Gill , Thomas Bittman

Summary

In edge computing, content, compute and storage resources are placed at the edge of the network, closest to user concentrations. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should bring cloud and edge computing together to support distributed computing and enhanced user experiences.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Why Cloud to the Edge Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Cloud to the Edge Fits in the Top 10
  • Computing Models Are Shifting Back to the Edge
  • The IoT Is Increasing Demand for Edge Computing
  • Edge Computing and Cloud Computing Are Complementary Concepts
  • No Single Provider of Cloud Services or Edge Solutions Will Dominate
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

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