Gartner calls the latest edge driving 5G and internet of things a strategic tech trend for 2019.

Edge computing is at the top of tech bingo terms for yet another year. Gartner Inc. recently announced that it expects that in the next five years, “empowered edge” will be moving everything from internet of things to 5G: “Cloud computing and edge computing will evolve as complementary models with cloud services being managed as a centralized service executing, not only on centralized servers, but in distributed servers on-premises and on the edge devices themselves.”

Here’s a roundup of Superuser articles pushing those edgy boundaries.

The last mile: Where edge meets containers

Learn more about StarlingX: The edge project taking flight

How open source projects are pushing the shift to edge computing

Where the cloud native approach is taking NFV architecture for 5G

Carnegie Mellon’s clear view on 5G cloudlets

Forecasting the future of cloud computing in China

Get involved

If you’d like to know more about edge initiatives, check out the Edge Working Group resources. You can also dial-in to the Edge WG weekly calls or weekly Use cases calls or check the StarlingX sub-project team calls and find further material on the website about how to contribute or jump on IRC for OpenStack project team meetings in the area of your interest. And if you’re working with edge and want to write about it (unlocking Active User Contributor status as well!) just email editorATopenstack.org