By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC | March 28, 2017
The cloud is dead.
OK, maybe not dead. But definitely going out of style.
That, in effect, has been the subject of a spate of recent articles, at least a couple of which cite Peter Levine of Andreessen Horowitz as a key source.
The same week those pieces came out, Gartner (News – Alert) analyst Thomas Bittman authored a piece of a similar flavor titled “The Edge Will Eat the Cloud.” (This title is, of course, a reference to Mark Andreessen’s oft-cited 2011 Wall Street Journal article.)
A more recent Wall Street Journal piece, this one from March 7, 2017, quotes Levine commenting: “I have this theory that cloud computing goes away in the not-too-distant future.”
Levine has told various media outlets that cloud computing, in his mind, is analogous to mainframe computing. Both are centralized.
But the Internet of Things, Levine says, will call for decentralization – or computing at the edge.
No doubt. The IoT will absolutely require more edge computing.
But this should come as news to no one. Continue to full article at Cloud Computing Magazine.