The Concept of Edge Computing

 The growing idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) is causing people to focus on the aspects of technological development and look at how the changes and advancements in technology are reached. The questions that remain unanswered by many people are, “Where does the structure of technological development come from? Or, what is the idea behind significant development of the current technologies globally?”. For the benefit of the person that wants to understand the crucial antiques of technology, it will be important for them to acquire the knowledge of “Edge Computing.” Edge Computing is the main process whereby valuable data is captured or generated, analyzed, and processed immediately within a single location without transferring it to a centralized data processing warehouse. The idea around Edge Computing is to use a single device to perform several actions.

The legitimacy of Edge Computing is contributed by the philosophical need to save time. Thus, the application of Edge Computing materializes when one is dealing with data that is “time sensitive” in nature. Also, it helps in supporting IoT actions especially in areas and environments that have a low bandwidth network. For instance, when a person is collecting or generating data in an area where there is low network speed to allow for transfer of data to a centralized warehouse, edge computing will simplify this for an individual because it is handy in situations as a device can generate and process data single handedly. Importantly, edge computing allows data processing and storage to happen within or in an edge device. There is a consistent reaction of critical information by IoT and other technological devices in near real time. Significantly, the data generated, stored, and used does not lose its sensitivity in real time.

Moreover, there are several ways that can be used multiple times to explain the concept of and the idea around edge computing. For instance, the growth of edge computing companies globally is a pure indication that institutions are using several approaches to understand the growth in technology. Mutable is one of the main edge computing companies that has been listed and known for offering services like public edge cloud platforms that use a microdata Centre distributed close to the end user through the process of host application. Data is distributed through a mutable distribution cloud, hence the idea of a mutable company. Mainly, the focus of edge computing companies is in the future. There are constant projections of how the future will look like with or without edge computing. For instance, by the year 2025, edge computing will be the main focus of every person. The process of date generation and distribution within several enterprises will be produced at the “edge”. This significantly means that, by 2030, the majority of enterprise data will be bypassing the cloud platform entirely.

On the whole, today’s generation should focus on generating and distributing their data through the process of cloud computing, as it will enable people to access critical and sensitive data within the shortest time possible. Edge computing is the next move in technology especially when aiming to achieve the Internet of Things (IoT) in organizations. It will increase data processing and data sharing, and will reduce interdependence of data in organizations.  Significantly, edge computing is the next element to replace cloud computing.


Written by:

Camila Arango

Quantum Computing

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