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The shape of edge computing in 2021

January 5, 2021

In 2019 and 2020, edge computing received a lot of attention because most centralized cloud computing challenges involve latency issues that are difficult to mediate. You can tell the cloud providers to build points of presence closer to your users—and new points of presence continue to show up all the time and all over the world—but latency continues to be a common problem. Why?

A better question is, what’s not happening? New edge computing projects tend to stick processing and data collection closer to the sources and users of the data.

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