Multi-cloud has the edge

Cloud computing

A spectre is haunting the clouds - the spectre of edge computing. Blazingly fast 5G networks, AI applications and data sovereignty concerns are inevitably pushing workloads to the edge.

Vendors have seen the writing on the wall and race to deliver mashups of hardware, software and/or professional services. Are you an AWS customer? Get Outposts to have EC2 in your office. Get Wavelength to create a mini AWS zone at the edge of your telco's network. Similar stories from Microsoft with Azure Stack and Google with Anthos.

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This is not the first time we see exciting tech in walled gardens. It can be convenient, but in the long term we are better off combining best of breed solutions, governed in a unified way. In this context, multi-cloud is here to stay and it will include the edge.