Re: Rebranding exercise: "Pink Cloud".
It wasn't that many moons ago (2017) that HMRC seconded Microsoft's Chief Digital and Information Officer, Jacky Wright, who proposed at the time that 'Pink Cloud' was the next big thing, just as such terms were seen as linked to gender, and no longer a good look.
Jacky Wright left HM Revenue and Customs on 11th October 2019, after a two-year loan arrangement, and returned to Microsoft US, as Microsoft's US Chief Digital Officer.
On 11th October 2021, (exactly two years later). It was reported that the HMRC has signed a JTO deal is worth £5.02m with Microsoft; the deal came into effect on 27 September 2021 and will last until 16 September 2022. The deal is part of the Joint Transformation Office (JTO) programme, through which it intends to accelerate its adoption of cloud.
Make of that what you will.
The only big differentiator between edge computing and on-premises server based 'edge' computing is one is subscription based, whereas the latter was more a one off purchase for the life of the hardware and a 10 year support cycle for the software.