Edge computing is one of the newer terms being used in the world of business. It has potential expanding computing architecture. Information Management brought this news to our attention in their article, “Understanding edge computing and how it can revolutionize data storage.”

Edge computing is really not a new concept, but several trends have come together to create an opportunity to help industrial organizations turn massive amounts of machine-based data into actionable intelligence closer to the source of the data. With these boundaries of enterprise infrastructure on the move, the data center will no longer be the center of data.

Edge computing refers to data processing power at the edge of a network instead of holding that processing power in a cloud or a central data warehouse. Edge computing does not replace cloud computing. In reality, an analytic model or rules might be created in a cloud then pushed out to edge devices.

Melody K. Smith

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