Edge Networking to Take Over Cloud for Real-Time Data Processing

By CIOReview | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The intrinsic latency of cloud is proving to be insufficient in terms of IoT. Edge computing can solve issues related to latency when it comes to IoT device data processing. It ensures swift and seamless real-time data analysis across all businesses which the most relevant in the latest advancements.     

FREMONT, CA: As IoT and the worldwide network of sensors increase the quantity of data that the average cloud has been subjected to handle, the solution for this situation is recognized in edge computing. A study conducted by the International Data Corporation predicts that by 2020, 45 percent of the world’s data will be generated by IoT devices and will be managed via edge network.

IoT is necessary for edge computing to work efficiently as the intrinsic latency of cloud is running short of processing capacity concerning machine intelligence and real-time analysis.  Edge computing mitigates the latency associated with the cloud and ensures seamless IoT developments across platforms. The edge network is mainly used among those industries which have several remote sites such as finance, industrial remote branch office (ROBO), retail, and IoT. 

Edge networking is efficient while processing large volumes of data produced quickly by IoT devices. In the scenarios of ROBO deployments, small branch locations are now utilizing an intense mission-centric application and the infrastructure they have housed on needs an upgrade to catch up with the workloads. 

Essential Factors that Need to be Considered:

Infrastructure systems in edge computing should ideally be easy to handle and deploy, as businesses with numerous sites find it inefficient and time-consuming while deploying complex hardware to each of the sites.  A plug-and-play type of infrastructure can simplify the whole process.

Systems should run with as minimal management as possible in Edge computing. It should also perform management tasks remotely with ease. The function of self-healing, high-priority provision for applications without the necessity of IT staff, automated error detection, and correction should be provided as well. The ideal systems should be scalable, depending on the location of the edge network and ensure companies are granted the services they require rather than possessing resource overheads.

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