Review the lists of the top edge computing companies and you will notice most major public cloud computing providers on that list. And yet the ink is barely dry on tech press articles that pitted edge against cloud, predicting that edge computing would disrupt cloud computing.
Why did that never happen?
As I attempted to explain almost five years ago: “Edge computing and cloud computing are two very different things. One does not replace the other. But too many articles confuse IT pros by suggesting that edge computing will displace cloud computing. It’s no truer than saying PCs would displace the datacenter.”