Analytics are moving to the Edge because that is where the data resides. The recent DoD JEDI Cloud RFP clearly demonstrates that rapidly fielding and deploying Edge Clouds is a critical requirement. Couple this with the quickly maturing multi-domain command and control operational concepts the requirement to capture, fuse and exploit data at the Edge is emerging.

However, the insights generated at the Edge must be relayed to our command and control structures as well as data insights generated from our enterprise functions must be relayed to the Edge. The sheer massive amount of data being captured daily overwhelms the current commercial cloud architectures requiring the Edge to assume a larger, more substantial role in command and control.