Amazon Web Services will deploy edge computing infrastructure in 32 cities around the world, building upon the 16 existing zones in the United States. The huge expansion is a sign that investment in edge computing infrastructure is beginning to accelerate.
Netflix sees an opportunity for edge computing to transform TV and film production, where huge video files are often transported on tapes in trucks rather than over data networks.
Netflix is renowned for its use of the Amazon Web Services cloud. But UK researchers have mapped the Netflix Open Connect content delivery network, which feature servers in 233 locations around the world.