Edge computing was developed due to the growth of IoT devices, which connect to the internet for either delivering data back to the cloud or receiving information from the cloud.
It’s a part of a distributed computing topology in which information processing is located close to the edge — where things and people produce or consume that information.
Edge computing transforms the way data is being handled, processed, and delivered from millions of devices around the world.
The key benefits of edge computing are:
- Decreased latency;
- The decrease in bandwidth use and associated cost;
- The decrease in server resources and associated cost;
- Added functionality.
We have prepared a first-hand article bringing insights into the ways of defining edge computing and its use cases.