In our previous blog posts, we’ve discussed server hosting in detail – the different types and the benefits of server hosting. Today, we’ll cover one of the new and popular trends in the hosting word: edge computing.
Edge computing may seem like a complicated concept, but it’s really pretty simple. It entails a network of micro data centers that store or process the most critical data locally, and push less important data to a cloud storage warehouse or a central data center. This results in a smaller local footprint and faster processing times.
There are many benefits to edge computing, which can explain why it is growing so quickly in use and popularity.
Benefits of Edge Computing
- It’s more reliable in instances of breaches, outages or intermittent connectivity. This is a big plus for companies who are looking to implement or improve their disaster recovery and business continuity processes.
- It’s more secure, processing personal information locally instead of within the cloud.
- It’s faster, providing better response times for internet-connected devices.
- It can reduce costs, because it allows businesses to cost-effectively decide what information gets sent to which location.
- It gives a boost to businesses with multiple locations by allowing data processing to occur at the site while communicating with the home office.
Edge computing is especially beneficial for applications within the Internet of Things (IoT) – devices and objects with the ability to automatically transfer data over a network – which are growing in popularity. Edge computing allows for streaming data to be captured in the moment. This can prevent devices from failing, and can also prevent defects, reroute traffic and optimize production and speed.
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