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.