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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/28/2018 10:29:47 PM
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Edge vs central
I'm curious about the points of view driving any option other than "essential" or "useful" here... Almost everything is moving to the edge, and delivery of video -- because of the bandwidth and latency demands -- is crucial to that.

Of course, we are also very gradually approaching the blurring of the edge data center and the central data center as network operators seek to expand their central data center presence globally.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/23/2018 4:20:38 PM
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Re: Edge vs central
@Joe - I agree. I'm not sure why it would be anything but the top two choices. Outside of those I'd have to wonder if people were either not paying attention or didn't fully understand the poll. As a parent our kids, by-in-large are becoming far more entrenched in computer usage. My 1 year-old can't use my phone, but he knows it's important and he's very curious about it. My 3 year-old has his own tablet that he uses, but he's more than capable of using my phone as well. Despite being a parent who didn't want her kids to be entangled in a world of screens, there really is just no choice. My 5-year-olds reading is entirely on my cell phone. I literally have to hand him my cell phone so he can do homework. If the world of videos and data and data storage are important now, when the majority of adults never even touched a computer until they were in school. How important is all of this going to be when the majority of adults were raised teething on cell phones. 

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Shaunn
Shaunn
3/25/2018 5:58:24 PM
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Re: Edge vs central
Same here. All of the children in my family, especially the youngest, steam video for entertainment when there's nothing else to warrent their attention. Phones and tablets are like tv screens to them. If video is going to keep expanding to meet this increasing demand, it'll be forced into a more suitable structure like edge storage.

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batye
batye
3/26/2018 10:31:49 AM
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Re: Edge vs central
@Shaunn yes I see the same trend where youth using more phone and tablets/phablets than desktop PC or Laptops.... 

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mpouraryan
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3/27/2018 2:40:40 AM
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Re: Edge vs central
THe future has already arrived as epitomized by this very fact--I can't but wonder what the next level is going to be.     

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Michelle
Michelle
3/30/2018 1:43:03 PM
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Re: Edge vs central
Isn't it interesting how homework has shifted online like that? I have found at least one good thing in all the tech: Notes from teachers are soooo much easier to get and read now. Sending a note to a teacher is much easier too. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/30/2018 4:41:37 PM
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Re: Edge vs central
@Michelle - I never would have guessed how entwined education is to technology is anymore. I think it's handy that I can give my kid my phone while I'm driving (I'm not using it then anyway) and he can do his schoolwork while we're on the road. That's one less thing we have to worry about once we get home. But I really always imagined raising tiny little beings that didn't even know what a phone was until they were much older. And now that I'm actually in the game, I see just how impossible it is to avoid. I can't imagine what a parent would do with a 5 year old that had homework on a phone but the kid had never touched their phone. At least he knows exactly how to use my phone. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/30/2018 6:11:49 PM
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Re: Edge vs central
> How important is all of this going to be when the majority of adults were raised teething on cell phones.

Actually, might be a moot point, considering the reported widespread motor issues that young children are having because so many of them have almost never played with anything other than a mobile device. (See, e.g., here.)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/30/2018 6:13:30 PM
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Re: Edge vs central
@Shaunn: While I tend to agree, to look at the opposite side for a minute... Edge has become so in demand that, I suspect, even central d/cs will become edge-hybrids of a sort.

Edge will eat the world, and if everything is edge, then nothing is edge.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/30/2018 6:16:16 PM
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Re: Edge vs central
@Michelle: I don't like that! I remember in first grade one of my best friends and I got called on the carpet because we had been passing talking and giggling in class; the teacher gave us each a note to show to our parents.

But she didn't require that our parents sign the note or come in to talk or anything.

So the next day when she asked if we had shown the notes to our parents, I followed my friend's lead (she may well have been telling the truth, FWIW) and looked sheepish as I said, yes, I had shown my mother the note, and yes, she was upset by it.

I never showed her the note. I kept it in my jacket pocket. More than a decade later, my mom found the old jacket, found the note, read it, and we had a laugh about it.

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