Edge computing is an open IT architecture model which distributes computation and data storage toward the “edge” of the network. Data is processed by the device itself or by a local computer or server, rather than being transmitted to a centralized data-processing warehouse. Since the edge is where data is generated, the practice improves network response and saves bandwidth.
Edge computing is driven by data-stream acceleration, allowing real-time processing. Applications and devices can respond nearly instantaneously, which is essential for emerging technologies like self-driving cars.
The adoption of edge computing will have substantial implications for the way the distributed data is protected and secured.
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