As 2021 begins to appear on the horizon, most people will be happy to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Despite the pandemic and all its chaos and uncertainties, 2020 was the year of the cloud. Pandemic-weary enterprises rushed to the cloud for safety, scalability, and agility.
We still have some architectural obstacles to overcome. There’s no time like the present to review the two architectural problems on the top of my list.
First would be the edge data and knowledge tiering problem. When a tiered architecture includes an edge device, we need best practices and processes to figure out where to place data and knowledge bases and the back-end hyperscalers.