Sorry, Karl the Fog. Marketing is hard.
Edge computing was once referred to as fog computing. Fog conveys and conjures imagery by way of an analogy to lower distanced cloud computing hovering much closer to the fertile data soil below it.
Hey, at least you got a book
out of it, Karl the Fog.
But what about edge, core, and cloud that all the pundits describe?
Edge, for example, is more about things at the proverbial edge of the network. Edge is called edge due to the marketing, rhetoric, and punditry around everything that’s considered to be 5G or an Internet of (all the) Things.
Core, on the other hand, is the traditional data center world. Most likely the marketers of core routers wanted to squeeze out that last marketing dollar. Yet, a private cloud can exist in the core too. Again, marketing is hard.
Cloud, while a simple word, is the notion that hyperscale cloud service providers like AWS, GCP, Azure, OCI, IBM, AliCloud, and perhaps others are what represents the public cloud or just Cloud or The Cloud for short. Perhaps, marketing ran out of ink?
But is it really as simple as three places?
Or are these places at all?