HPI Issue #7: Edge Computing Trends in 2020
At the beginning of the year, Computerworld asked Twitter followers which enterprise technology trends they were looking forward to in 2020.
Edge computing was among one of the options to vote for and, even though it came in third place, edge computing supports the options that placed first and second: Blockchain and AI.
In 2020, It will be hard to talk about anything related to enterprise technology without also talking about edge computing.
For instance, just months ago, StackPath partnered with Constellation Network to allow blockchain technology to be adopted by businesses with latency-sensitive uses cases. And advanced AI often requires hyperconverged infrastructure and edge compute (see first featured story below).
After checking out the stories in this issue, let us know what edge computing trends will dominate 2020 in this Twitter thread.
If you leave the comment that receives the most likes you’’ll get a free StackPath T-Shirt!
Top Trends in IT for 2020 (TechRadar)
As we leave 2019 and enter 2020, the technology sector will be greatly impacted by the capabilities of edge computing. Therefore, almost all the trends are related to edge computing. Below are three.
- IoT and edge will evolve together, allowing technologists to put reasonable amounts of compute into a tiny form factor and move that into dedicated functions.
- More organizations will turn to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and edge computing to capture data at the source of creation, specifically to support high-performance use cases such as AI.
- Edge will become uncomplicated and marketing jargon will be abandoned, forcing edge solution providers to focus on what edge computing actually is.
This article presents an interesting approach to making use of dying strip malls and other real estate.
- Walmart is exploring ways to rent out edge computing leveraging its retail footprint.
- A mall owner like Simon Property Group could house compute infrastructure. Second-tier strip malls would also have a role.
- Even billboard companies could house mini data centers with low latency compute along highways.
Serverless and DevOps in 2020 (JAXenter)
Serverless computing is flourishing and everyone is eager to hop on the bandwagon. But has it gotten too big for its britches?
- Enterprises are eagerly migrating to the cloud regardless of the fact their DevOps teams are struggling to keep up with observability.
- Serverless technologies and an infrastructure-as-code approach can be used to architect, build and operate large-scale systems that are resilient to vendor failures.
- With serverless architectures, customers can focus on their code and release immediately without having to spend weeks to deploy an app.