Edge Computing

First, there was IoT, then came the cloud, and now, the world is being introduced to ‘Edge Computing’. Dubbed in places as an ‘Extension of the Cloud’, edge computing is basically the cloud brought to you. Where organizations, even lay people, once stored their digital data on faraway digital data centers hosted by a limited pool of corporations, like Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft, only to delay the response time, edge computing diversifies these bigger clouds, or data centers, into multiple smaller ones; bringing them ever closer to home, i.e. your personal computer. The result? An uber-accelerated web sphere with zero buffering for online streaming and faster internet communication with every one of your IoT devices. And these are only some of the infinite benefits of ‘the edge’. Pair this with widespread 5G distribution in the near future, and what you’re looking at is a WWW revolution like never before.