To architect for the digital edge you need to localize application services in the edge node as a multicloud, multi-party business integration point. The shift to digital is trading complicated monoliths for complex interacting systems of digital services and transforming application development to become API-centric in building inter-networked components. Each edge node is an application communication gateway, as well as a place to co-locate application functions with latency or volume driven workloads (i.e. improving user experience etc.).
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