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HPE’s Whitman Says Edge Will Drive On-Prem Data Center Demand

The approach that Whitman is advocating is not new of course. The hybrid cloud approach of keeping most day-to-day operations running in traditional on-premises data centers and using the public cloud as an adjunct has long been recommended by other large solutions providers – such as Red Hat, which pioneered the approach – and decentralizing the network by moving to the edge with the use of microservices and the like is increasingly being embraced in the age of mobile devices and IoT.