AI and 5G will bring the intelligent edge to life. The definition of the “edge” varies, with some defining it as a location, infrastructure, and now a virtual function. The hyper edge is seen as the device. The growth of the edge can be disparate and depends on various factors like the location and specific use cases. For instance, oil rigs and container ships are seeking to run analytics on-site. The concept of the edge is evolving, and the application changes as well as security considerations are crucial. Customers have diverse use cases for the edge, and it’s relative to their specific needs and locations. The importance of the data center is diminishing as more processes are pushed to the edge, and it’s becoming more about identity and individual needs.