13/04/2024 4:02 AM

Leland Upton

Digital Innovations

What Edge to Cloud computing is and why it’s so exciting

Introduction

Edge computing is a growing trend in the world of technology. It’s poised to change everything from how we access the internet, to how businesses use data and run their operations. In this post, we’ll explore what edge computing is, why it’s so exciting and how it will set the stage for new business opportunities and innovations.

What is edge computing?

Edge computing is a subset of cloud computing, which involves processing data as close to the source as possible. In other words, it’s the process of moving some (or all) of your workloads from a centralized data center to closer to where they need to be run–on-premise or off-premise in public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

Edge computing has been an emerging trend over the past couple years because it offers several benefits: faster speed, reduced latency and greater security than traditional cloud architectures do; but these advantages come with tradeoffs as well–most notably higher costs due to increased complexity and additional infrastructure requirements at each step along the way.

While edge computing is still relatively new territory for most enterprises today (and even more so if we’re talking about companies outside North America), there are already plenty examples out there showing how successful businesses are using this technology for everything from IoT applications such as smart cities; autonomous vehicles; robotics manufacturing lines etcetera…

Why Edge Computing?

Edge computing is a key element of the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s an emerging technology that allows data to be processed and analyzed on the edge of a network, rather than in centralized cloud servers.

Edge computing can be used in a variety of situations:

  • To improve user experience by delivering content faster, more securely, or with greater efficiency than if it were handled by an external provider such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.
  • For machine learning applications that need access to large amounts of real-time data–such as autonomous cars navigating city streets–but don’t require complex analysis capabilities beyond basic pattern matching at each step along their journey from point A to point B.*

How Does Edge Computing Work?

While the concept of edge computing is relatively new, it’s already having a profound impact on how we think about data processing.

Edge computing is a new approach to delivering services and managing data. It’s also a way of processing and analyzing that data in real time.

How Does Cloud Computing Play Into This?

Cloud computing is a way of delivering computing resources to users. Cloud computing provides access to applications and services, which can be accessed through the internet. It’s a distributed system that allows users to share resources across multiple sites, such as data storage or application hosting.

This type of technology has many benefits for businesses looking for ways to reduce costs without sacrificing quality or performance. In addition, cloud-based platforms are often more secure than traditional systems because they’re backed up by multiple servers located all over the world (you’ll learn more about this later).

What are the benefits of edge-to-cloud integration?

The main benefit of edge-to-cloud integration is that it enables businesses to collect and analyze data in real time. This means they can make better decisions, improve customer experience, and increase operational efficiency.

For example: A smart energy solution collects data from sensors at the edge of your facility–onsite or offsite–and sends them to an analytics platform in the cloud for further analysis. By monitoring electricity usage over time (and comparing it with weather patterns), you can predict how much energy will be needed on any given day or hour so that you don’t have any surprises when bills come due at the end of each month.

Edge-to-cloud integration is exciting because it sets the stage for a range of new business services and innovations.

Edge-to-cloud integration is exciting because it sets the stage for a range of new business services and innovations. The edge is where data is collected, analyzed, and acted upon; the cloud stores all of that information plus whatever else you need to run your business. When these two components are connected together seamlessly (and securely), businesses can create new services and innovations that were previously impossible or impractical.

Edge-to-cloud integration will also help improve service quality and customer satisfaction by providing faster responses to queries or concerns raised by customers through social media channels like Twitter or Facebook Messenger–whereas before they would have had no way of knowing if there was an issue until after hours when someone from IT could respond via phone call or email message.”

Conclusion

Edge computing is a new frontier, and it’s one that has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and work. As more and more devices become connected to the internet, there will be an increasing need for data processing at local levels rather than just sending everything up to centralized servers in remote locations. The ability of edge computing systems to work seamlessly together with cloud services makes this possible–and exciting!