Edge computing is said to be the future all industries including manufacturing, health care, telecommunications and finance industries.
What is Edge Computing? Edge computing is computing that’s done at or near the source of the data, instead of relying on the cloud at one of a dozen data centers to do all the work. It´s main goal is to reduce latency and bandwidth use; which eliminates costs and ensures that applications can be used effectively in remote locations. Edge computing also limits the dependency on a singular IT resource; this eliminates a singular point of failure, which can cause major downtime. As well as increases the security and compliance since sensitive data can be filtered out at network edges and only the relevant data-model-building information can be transmitted to the cloud.
Using this technology, industrial companies are beginning to experience new levels of performance and productivity. In scenarios such as financial services or manufacturing where latency issues are not acceptable, the ideal solution is edge computing. For the telecommunication industry, MEC or Mobile Edge Computing will run applications and perform related processing tasks closer to the cellular customer by doing so network congestion is reduced and applications will perform better. Edge computing has it all; it decreases latency, decreases bandwidth use and associated cost; it also decreases server resources and associated cost. It is said to be the future all industries.