Wednesday, October 23, 2019

What Is Edge Computing?

Edge computing and doughnuts share something in common: the closer they are to the consumer, the better. A trip to the corner doughnut shop may be deliciously quick. But a box of doughnuts within reach of your desk is instant gratification. The same holds true for edge computing. Send data to an AI application running in the cloud, and it delays answers. Send it to a nearby edge server, and it’s like grabbing directly from that pink box of glazed raised and rainbow sprinkles.