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IoT edge computing presents next big challenge for cloud
This article is part of the Modern Infrastructure issue of March 2017, Vol. 6, No. 3
As much as we try, it's impossible to defeat physics. I'm speaking specifically of data gravity and compute. The internet of things on the edge of the network has a dramatic impact on IT operations and vendor services. For example, internet of things (IoT) forced a change in data patterns, prompting Amazon to release Snowball Edge -- a data transfer device with integrated storage and compute resources. Snowball Edge enables some computing capability on the edge of the network and facilitates the transfer of data back to the cloud. Is Snowball Edge a representation of the future of public cloud? Andreessen Horowitz partner Peter Levine argues that IoT will bring an end to public cloud. Data gravity Levine's argument is that the growth in the number of sensors and the need to process that data will choke rather than accelerate the adoption of public cloud. The public cloud model assumes data resides within the cloud provider's data center. A consistent complaint is that data gravity plays in favor of Amazon Web Services (AWS) ...
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