The high-bandwidth, low-latency services needed to support the metaversum could also mean a better and less expensive way to provide access to edge applications such as IoT.The high-bandwidth, low-latency services needed to support the metaversum could also mean a better and less expensive way to provide access to edge applications such as IoT.
When you think of the metaversum and the enterprise, do you remember the millions of employees rummaging around in the virtual world to get their jobs done? Or about employees choosing Star Wars characters as avatars and lightsaber fighters? The CEOs probably shudder at the sight; for most, virtual employees mean virtual work, and it is difficult to say how it generates actual sales and products.
Fortunately, there is an alternative which is not that companies use the metaverse, but that they drive over it. If we ask companies what they think will be the next frontier in cloud computing, the answers will be mixed: "edge" and "IoT", with the latter being, of course, actually an example of an edge application. Well, that frontier may be delayed as service providers would have to make significant infrastructure investments to create an edge / IoT option for enterprises, and most enterprises are reluctant to start planning this next frontier until services are available. With buyers waiting for services and sellers looking to proven demand, we could see an era of false starts when it comes to edge services.
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