Cloud, Content, Connectivity and the Evolving Internet Edge
The Internet is always evolving to address changing applications, user habits, and, of course, the insatiable desire for more and more data. Unlike past evolutions of Internet architecture, however, the most recent trends will change not only what is delivered, but from where.
Cloud providers, in particular, find themselves at an evolutionary point and have only now started to realize the need for a broader footprint. Cloud data centers were originally built to serve large regions (like the entire east coast). This means quality of service in any metro area can vary wildly in quality based on latency.
The next step for cloud lies in two key architecture changes…