Edge computing, cloud data centers drive decentralized IT
Eamon McCarthy Earls | April 11, 2018
This week, bloggers explore the growth of decentralized IT, thanks to edge computing; Infoblox DNS security updates; and how machine learning is becoming a feature, rather than a product. Chris Drake, an analyst with GlobalData in Sterling, Va., said edge computing is primed to change enterprise data center workloads and drive a shift to decentralized IT. Edge computing includes resources such as storage, compute and networking that are closer to data-generating devices and end users. As decentralized IT gains traction, edge computing environments will vary considerably. Although decentralized IT -- and the decentralization of data centers -- is an aspect of edge computing, these systems are likely to operate as an added tier of processing, security and storage, rather than replace data centers and cloud-based architecture.