451 Research: Clearing the fog around edge computing in the Internet of Things

This report reviews the current state of edge computing and networking in both enterprise and service provider settings, including currently deployed examples, vendor product offerings and standards efforts, and offers recommendations for vendors, service providers, end users and investors.


The report is based on a series of in-depth interviews with a variety of stakeholders in the industry, including IT managers at end-user organizations across multiple sectors, technology vendors, inter-exchange carriers, managed service providers, telcos and VCs.   Seeking to provide a holistic perspective, the report includes:


- What is edge computing?
- Components of edge computing.
- Drawbacks of fog computing.
- Use cases for edge/fog computing.
- Vendors of edge computing.
- Recommendations for vendors and service providers.


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