Distributed cloud architecture provides organizations with the optimal data placement and computing processes to help them accomplish their company goals. The growth of the internet of things (IoT) and edge computing, in particular, are pushing organizations toward distributed cloud deployments. The distributed cloud is the next generation of cloud computing and allows businesses to retain the advantages of cloud computing while extending its range and use cases.

In this white paper, we will be discussing the basics of the distributed cloud architecture, including what it is, its benefits, everyday use cases, and how micro data centers are critical for the distributed cloud model.