What it will take for "today's internet to support tomorrow's applications?" The answer is a "re-architecting of the infrastructure that has gotten us this far."
State of the Edge 2020 offers field-defining, thought-provoking research on the massive undertaking required to modernize today's IT infrastructure and data center facilities. This 70-page report covers a wide range of topics that include:
By being the most distributed portion of the internet, the last mile is often the hardest to build and operate; but by being the closest to the end-user or device, it's also the most important part of the network for enabling next-generation applications. Converging network and compute at the edge becomes the foundation for a next-generation internet-and the way to fix the last mile."