Compute power close to a core group of users has long been implemented – from enterprise to education, retail and more. Wiring closets, for example, are a form of edge. What has changed is the importance and capabilities of these mini data centers, which have grown as technology has advanced to more a hybrid environment. Businesses are now figuring out how to better leverage the mix, but, in essence, the end goal of these environments and edge is the same.
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