A few days ago I shared a great article from The Economic Times, Cloud Wars Explained – Why nobody can catch up with Amazon. A new post from CBR – Computer Business Review – announces a second episode of the Cloud Wars (Google’s reaction to the first episode) and introduces a new element: Edge Computing (and Edge Data Centers).
Speaking to CBR on Google’s potential move, Steven Carlini, Sr director data centre solutions marketing at Schneider Electric explained that (…) mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support user demand, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing places data acquisition, control functions, storage of high bandwidth content and applications closer to the end-user.