As we discuss the evolution of the data center in this series, we would be remiss to not talk about how computing is moving closer to where data is created and consumed - at the network edge.
If you think about the edge, it’s expected that there will be 30+ billion connected devices by 20211 which is more than three per person on Earth. In addition, as smart sensors are placed to connect billions of "things" around the world, new Internet of Things (IoT) applications are emerging in virtually every industry, large or small, around the world. 5G is enabling even more possibilities for IoT and AI at scale. All of this is driving new edge architectures and bringing compute and storage closer to where data is being gathered – meaning IT and business leaders can capture and transform data into valuable insights faster than ever before.
Thanks to Brand Post (see source)