What is Edge Computing? || LN-TECHINFO
What is Edge computing?
Edge computing is made up of two words in which edge means edge and computing means computation. Unlike cloud computing, under computing, data is collected near devices for computing purposes.
In other words, it is a new networking system under which data sources / servers and data processing are brought closer to the computing process to reduce latency and bandwidth problems and increase the capacity of an application.
In contrast, the source of data in cloud computing can be located thousands of kilometers away from the machine.
Under edge computing, the data server is deployed locally and the data collection and processing is done locally and only the required data is sent to the remote cloud. This reduces latency, while also not putting additional pressure on bandwidth.
Edge computing has been developed considering the increasing use of IoT based machines. These machines rely on the Internet for receiving or transmitting data from the cloud. Most of these generate excessive amounts of data during their implementation.
For example, edge computing can be useful where a device or camera installed in a factory is transmitting data to a remote office. Because it is easy to transmit data from a single device but if multiple devices are transmitting data simultaneously at a time, it not only affects the quality of the transmitted data but also causes latency problems and the bandwidth used The price is also very high. These problems can be solved by processing and storing data locally by edge computing.
These edge devices may include various machines such as IoT sensors, laptops, smartphones, CCTV cameras, internet-operated microwave ovens or toasters, etc.
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