The 5G buzz has been about applications, but few people are talking about the changing window of data value that stricter latencies dictate. The value of data is moving from just being able to collect for big data processing to milliseconds in-event decision making. There are serious questions about how 5G-driven systems will meet these new mandates. As more computing, network, and storage move closer to the edge, the “central data center” idea becomes incongruent to modern requirements and expectations. An elaborate software stack with multiple layers will not meet the hardware restrictions nor the network bandwidth restrictions.