How edge computing threatens Amazon's cloud business

Jamie McKane

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How edge computing threatens Amazon's cloud business

Three companies — Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. — quietly dominate the world of cloud computing.

With more more than 100 giant data centers worldwide, they rent out computing power to all manner of customers, making billions of dollars along the way. In fact, cloud computing has done more to fuel Amazon’s earnings in recent years than its e-commerce business.

[Bloomberg]
 

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People largely don't understand what the cloud is. Not every service advertised as a cloud service is one but at the same time not every application needs it a lot of it is better suited for local services or single servers.
 

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How edge computing threatens Amazon's cloud business

Three companies — Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. — quietly dominate the world of cloud computing.

With more more than 100 giant data centers worldwide, they rent out computing power to all manner of customers, making billions of dollars along the way. In fact, cloud computing has done more to fuel Amazon’s earnings in recent years than its e-commerce business.

[Bloomberg]
What this article completely fails to mention is how many services AWS has specifically geared towards edge computing.

1. Greengrass! This is THE edge computing service from AWS. Run an IoT gateway on devices as small as an RPi which has built in ML inferencing and robotics application capabilities. It also runs python lambda functions locally that can interact with the local IoT devices. It can run completely standalone without and internet connection and then will sync up when connection is restored.
2. CloudFront Edge Caching (still sortof cloud, though co-hosted around the world)
3. Lambda@edge (Lambda functions run in response to requests on the CloudFront cache)
4. Snowball Edge (data migartion and edge computing device. Ie: its a small aws cloud in a box with s3 and lambda built in with and optional gpu for machine learning)
5. Outposts (run aws infrastructure on-prem, your own AWS rack!)
6. VMWare Cloud on AWS (hybrid cloud)

AWS is going to be just fine with Edge computing and infact may even already be a leader.
 

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"said Sharma, who just wrote a report on the topic sponsored by software provider AlefEdge Inc"

That should say it all
 
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