Is edge computing set to blow away the cloud?

May 23, 2017

Just about every new piece of technology is considered disruptive to the extent that they are expected to replace older technologies. Now there is edge computing, which some people are also calling fog computing and which some industry commentators feel is going to replace the cloud as an entity.

Bridgeworks CEO, David Trossell, discusses whether edge computing will blow away the cloud for CloudTech.

“While physics is certainly a limiting and challenging factor that will always be at play in networks of all kinds – including WANs, it is possible today to place your datacentres at a distance from each other without suffering an increase in data and network latency. Latency can be mitigated, and its impact can be significantly reduced no matter where the data processing occurs, and no matter where the data resides.

So let’s not see edge computing as a new solution. It is but one solution, and so is the cloud. Together the two technologies can support each other.”

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