Cloud computing is computing done by a network of servers connected in a data center. The user accesses this system through an internet-connected device that is not itself engaged in processing tasks.
In fact, “Edge Computing” recreates a cloud-like system using an “edge server” or “micro-server” instead of the origin server. While Edge Computing works a lot like regular cloud computing with the end user, the devices at the edge share processing tasks with the server.It is also more powerful and flexible than on-device hardware.
Many of the web sites or productivity activities that users perform as individuals or businesses, are now sending data to cloud data centers, and their responses can lead to some certain delay.
Despite the new points of cloud presence that are emerging in large numbers, data processing on devices with edge computing has been promoted over the past few years as a revolutionary option. network for everyday business, enhancing speed, productivity, and collaboration.
That could be in the maintenance trend, where IoT sensors monitor machine health with low latency and perform analysis in real time, or monitor patients in hospitals, where data is processed locally. , ensuring patient privacy.
This technology will be key to traffic management and autonomous driving, where low latency is not easy, but essential.
Market research firm IDC predicts that the worldwide edge computing market will grow to $250.6 billion by 2024. But this growth will not depend on cloud computing solutions. Edge computing and public cloud computing are not incompatible with each other.
“Integrating edge functions with existing cloud infrastructure will reduce worries about the logistics of technology infrastructure,” said Keith Higgins, Vice President of Digital Transformation at Rockwell Automation. and instead focus more on how to make a smarter machine.
Today’s three major public clouds, Amazon’s AWS, Google Could Platform, and Microsoft Azure, are all starting to deliver superior compute capabilities, realizing the value of data processing and analysis close to more source. The overlap between cloud computing and edge computing is that both are mutually beneficial. 2021 will see a strong interaction and development of these two technologies. 2021 could be a real turning point for edge computing.
In order for 2021 to be the pivotal year and get the most benefit from edge computing, engineering teams will have to address specific data processing, analytics, and workflow requirements. In addition, regulatory, security and safety requirements should also be consulted.
This holistic approach is important for understanding where the edge computing infrastructure stands physically, among other design considerations.