Edge computing offers big potential advantages for companies in a variety of industries. This distributed computing model, which brings data storage and analytics closer to the sources of data, can offer organizations better response times, decreased network latency, reduced bandwidth costs, and even enhanced security.
Computing at the edge helps support initiatives such as the internet of things (IoT), by enabling remote processing of the data gathered by connected objects. Without such systems in place, the immense amount of data generated by connected devices would easily overwhelm an organization’s central data infrastructure — or incur significant costs if shuttled to cloud repositories for analysis.
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