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Distributed cloud computing is the practice of decentralizing cloud resources and services to be physically closer to the data source or user, while still being managed centrally.

This SlashData report, commissioned by Akamai, explores the perceptions of and interest in the current state of distributed cloud. The findings of this report are based on a survey of more than 700 professional developers from more than 50 countries and across a wide range of industries. Key findings include:

  • 55% of developers are already using distributed cloud in some form during their current development.
  • The proportion of developers currently using distributed cloud is higher among North American developers (61%).
  • The most appealing benefit of distributed cloud is its potential to improve the user experience due to reducing latency (38%), followed by flexibility in scaling at different geographies (34%) and a greater capacity for handling data-intensive applications (33%).