Edge Computing, is a distributed computing model in which we do computing near the physical location where data is being collected and analyzed instead a centralized server or in the cloud.
The new infrastructure of computing involves sensors to collect data or information. And edge servers to process the data securely in real-time, while also connecting other devices like laptops and smartphones, in a network.
Faster networking technologies, such as 5G wireless, are allowing for edge computing systems to accelerate and intensify the creation or support of real-time applications, such as video processing, self driving cars, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Why Is Edge Computing Important?
Edge computing is important in this web world because it creates new and improved ways for industrial and enterprise level businesses to maximize operational efficiency, improve performance and safety, automate all major business processes, and ensure ‘Always ON’ availability. It is a leading method to achieve the digital transformation to do business in a better way.
What are the benefits of edge computing?
- Decreased latency
- Decrease in bandwidth use
- Decrease in server resources and associated cost so it’s cost effective
- Additional functionality
- Increased Performance