Mobile World Congress (MWC), a show typically focused almost purely on consumer mobile technology, this year for the first time heavily recognized the fast convergence happening with the telecom and edge computing markets.
Discussions of the value of the intelligent edge, with the ability to process sensor data on industrial on-premise devices, working in close concert with the cloud, was among the main industrial themes this year. ComputerWeekly covered this topic well in their recap article.
FogHorn CEO, David King, was on hand and demonstrated the FogHorn Lightning™ platform in Intel Capital's demo lounge. FogHorn’s software platform brings the power of advanced analytics and machine learning to the on-premises edge environment enabling a new class of applications for advanced monitoring and diagnostics, machine performance optimization, proactive maintenance and operational intelligence use cases. You can learn more in this video tweeted out by our partner and investor, Intel.
Gartner just released a new report that also confirms the movement towards the edge, highlighting it as one the top priorities for CEOs in 2019. "Edge computing will be the single most prominent trend in infrastructure and operations (I&O) in 2019, with a significant impact also on other adjacent IT and technology domains."