Darren Miller, Manager of Engineering Test & Performance
Gartner, in a report aptly named “The Edge Will Eat the Cloud,” noted the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and a move toward interactive user interfaces “will flip the center of gravity of data production and computing away from central data centers and out to the edge.” The amount of data being produced, the need to interact locally, and the requirements for real-time analysis will push computing and data closer to the edge, Gartner said.
The technical driver behind the edge computing boom is performance. Applications, workloads and datasets that require instantaneous response and user interactivity generally don’t function as well when they are located far away from the users who are working with them.
Today’s companies need a hybrid approach in which IT uses the edge to extend the cloud, so data and apps can be consumed as if local. This delivers the cost-efficiencies of the cloud, but without an increase in latency.
Download this webcast and learn how ClearSky's partnership with Equinix provides enterprises with a data fabric that lets companies manage data the best way that works for them.