Edge Computing and the Future of Cloud Computing: A Survey of Industry Perspectives and Predictions


  • A. Shaji George Masters IT Solutions, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • A. S. Hovan George Masters IT Solutions, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • T. Baskar Professor, Department of Physics, Shree Sathyam College of Engineering and Technology, Sankari Taluk, Tamil Nadu, India




Edge computing, Cloud computing, Industry perspectives, Technological advancements, Adoption barriers, Market trends, Future predictions, Use cases


Edge computing and cloud computing are rapidly evolving technologies that have the potential to significantly impact the future of information technology and various industries. This survey paper aims to provide an overview of the current state of edge and cloud computing, discuss the perspectives of industry stakeholders, and present predictions for the future of these complementary technologies. By examining the latest academic and industry literature, conducting interviews and surveys with experts, and analyzing the collected data, we provide valuable insights into the potential benefits, challenges, and implications of edge and cloud computing. The paper begins with an overview of edge computing, discussing its definition, architecture, key technologies, and components, as well as the benefits and challenges associated with its implementation. We then explore the evolution of cloud computing, from its traditional form to recent developments and trends, including its interplay with edge computing. The role of industry stakeholders in the adoption and integration of edge and cloud computing technologies is also examined, along with real-world use cases and barriers to adoption. Our findings indicate that edge and cloud computing are increasingly being adopted by various industries, driven by the demand for real-time data processing, reduced latency, and improved scalability. However, there are challenges to overcome, such as security and privacy concerns, lack of standardized frameworks, and the need for skilled professionals. The paper also presents predictions for the future of edge and cloud computing, including anticipated technological advancements and innovations, market growth and trends, and the potential impact on different industry sectors. The discussion section highlights the implications of our findings for both industry practitioners and researchers, identifies potential risks and concerns associated with future developments, and suggests areas for further research and development. We conclude that edge and cloud computing technologies will continue to evolve in the coming years, bringing new opportunities and challenges for organizations and shaping the future of various industries. By understanding the perspectives of industry stakeholders and anticipating future trends, businesses, researchers, and policymakers can better prepare for the ongoing transformation of the information technology landscape.




How to Cite

A. Shaji George, A. S. Hovan George, & T. Baskar. (2023). Edge Computing and the Future of Cloud Computing: A Survey of Industry Perspectives and Predictions. Partners Universal International Research Journal, 2(2), 19–44. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8020101