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The Edge Completes the Cloud: A Gartner Trend Insight Report

Published: 14 September 2018

ID: G00360847

Analyst(s): Bob Gill , David Smith


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
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • What You Need to Know

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
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  • Are Enterprises Ready for Edge Computing? Is It Feasible to Deploy? What Are the Organizational and Technological Complexities?
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  • If the Edge Completes the Cloud, Then What’s the Cloud’s State in Late 2018?
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  • Synergies: How Will Edge and Cloud Evolve Together?
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