That something is edge computing. Edge computing is becoming increasingly important in today’s technological landscape, not least for its crucial role in the Internet of Things (IoT). It involves everything that’s done at or near the source of the data, rather than needing the cloud or a data center to do all the work from the back end.
Edge computing is a distributed IT network architecture that decentralizes processing power from a central cloud or data center to eliminate latency and reduce bandwidth and network storage requirements. Yet, it doesn’t mean the end of the cloud. Rather, it means the cloud is coming to us.
Let’s take a look into some impressive use cases of where edge computing is driving technological innovation in both our homes and our cities.