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Hype Cycle for Edge Computing, 2019

Published: 09 August 2019

ID: G00403314

Analyst(s): Thomas Bittman , Bob Gill , Chirag Dekate


Edge computing encompasses proven distributed computing topologies paired with IoT, emerging stacks and devices. This Hype Cycle describes edge computing, its complementary position to cloud and the technologies that support app development and deployment in a “cloud to edge” world.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Named Data Networking
    • Data Transfer and Storage Edge Appliances
    • Distributed Cloud
    • Edge Blockchain
    • Edge Computing Device Security
    • Tethered Compute
    • IT/OT Hybrid Servers
    • Secure Access Service Edge
    • Edge Security
    • Edge Supercomputing
    • Cloudlets
    • Edge Data Fabric
    • CSP Multicloud Edge Providers
    • Edge Networking
    • HCI at Edge
  • At the Peak
    • Edge AI
    • Edge Video Analytics
    • Telemetry-Based Routing
    • Edge Computing
    • SD Edge
    • 5G
    • Micro OS (IoT)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Edge Servers
    • NB-IoT
    • Micro Data Centers
    • IoT Edge Architecture
    • Sigfox
    • Internet of Things
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cloud Computing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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