You have no doubt already read the vendors’ claims. The trend of placing computing capacity nearest to where data it’s supposed to crunch is stored or nearest to the app or content distribution point to end users will soon transform the topology of data centers and networks that connect them to one another. Edge computing is said to be the greatest decentralizing force in all of computing: the pull toward optimum proximity to maximize performance and efficiency.
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Will Growth at the Edge Shrink the Core?
When a human population spreads out, it tends to spread thinner. Will computing capacity follow the same pattern?