2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Decades later, the Apollo program still stands as one of humanity's most impressive technical achievements. To think that we sent people in the void of space using a computer running at 1.024MHz and around 76K of memory!
Edge computing is raising as the next paradigm in IT and it aims to provide cloud-like functionalities closer to end-users. This shift has the potential to drastically improve the Quality of Experience of the users as well as to enable unprecedented use-cases (e.g., Connected Factories, Connected Cars, Augmented Reality, etc.).
Edge computing is all the rage right now. Some people even say it is more important for the future of IT than cloud computing itself. Is this real, or is this just hype? In theory, edge computing helps solve the challenges of bandwidth, latency, resiliency, and data sovereignty. Those benefits, however, will be hard to realize in the real world if you rely on a platform built by people just riding a wave. You need a real platform with real users, rooted in lessons from the trenches.