Will Edge Computing Blow Away the Cloud?
Nearly every new technology is disruptive to the extent that it’s expected to replace older technologies. Sometimes, as with the cloud, old technology is simply rebranded to make it more appealing to customers and thereby to create the illusion of a new market. Let’s remember that cloud computing had previously existed in some form. At one stage, it was called on-demand computing, then it became application-service provisioning. Now there’s edge computing, which some people are also calling fog computing. Some industry commentators feel it will replace the cloud as an entity. Yet the question is, will it really?
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