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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020: Distributed Cloud


Enterprises are advancing use cases of cloud computing in ways that deliver it at the point of need using distributed cloud. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must identify and exploit evolving models of cloud computing deployment to exploit business opportunities.

Published: 10 March 2020

ID: G00450641

Analyst(s): David Smith David Cearley Ed Anderson Daryl Plummer

Table Of Contents


  • Why Distributed Cloud Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Distributed Cloud Fits in the Top 10
  • Distributed Cloud Explained
  • Distributed Cloud Has Three Origins: Public Cloud Regions, Hybrid Cloud and Edge Computing
    • Public Cloud Regions
    • Hybrid Cloud
    • Edge Computing
  • The Evolution of Distributed Cloud
    • Distributed Cloud Phases
    • Paths to Distributed Cloud
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

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