RESEARCH PAPER: Edge Computing: The Fourth Wave Rises

The IT and compute industry has undergone three tectonic shifts in compute models since the 1960s. Centralized compute with mainframes gave way to client server and distributed compute in the 1980s. The 1990s saw the rise of mobility. Smart phones, the internet, and eventually cloud computing emerged enabled by virtualization. This rise of the cloud saw a return to a more centralized compute model where compute resources are provisioned to users and workloads.

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Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Edge Computing Use Cases
  • Edge Computing Versus Fog Computing
  • The Need Of The Edge
  • The Foundational Elements Of The Fourth Wave
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1- The Four Waves of Compute
  • Figure 2- Edge Computing: Managing Traffic Based On Real-Time Intelligence
  • Figure 3- Fog Computing
  • Figure 4- Types Of Modular Datacenters
  • Figure 5- Micro Datacenters Deliver Server Environments That Can Withstand Extreme Environments
  • Figure 6- Intelligent Edge Design Principles

Companies Cited

  • Dell EMC
  • Dell Technologies