In this blog post we seek to answer the question which factors have made edge computing cheaper and easier? Indeed we had seen that edge computing was an optimization method used in cloud computing in this article we will answer these questions:
- What is edge computing?
- What is the difference between edge computing and cloud computing?
- Factors have made edge computing cheaper and easier?
What is edge computing?
It is an optimization method used in cloud computing. This reduces the bandwidth between sensors and data centers by analyzing data sources.
We could say that edge computing is similar to mesh computing or grid computing.
Edge computing allows any type of application to distribute its execution through a dedicated grid of often expensive machines.
Mainly I will say that for cloud computing the data is centralized in outsourced data centers with the cloud. For edge computing, data is stored closest to where it is collected and processed/analyzed.
As long as there is an internet connection, cloud computing can be used anytime and anywhere.
With Edge Computing, this allows the direct processing of data by the device that produces it. With edge computing, transmitting data to a remote data center is no longer mandatory.
Which factors have made edge computing cheaper and easier?
The data being processed closer to their location where they are produced makes edge computing a cheaper method than sending all the data to the data center as for cloud computing.
Of course, this makes it a much easier method.
These concepts are interesting to understand because they are the basis of edge computing, cloud computing and more generally distributed computing.
In fact, edge computing and cloud computing are definitely related. Edge computing solves problems and creates new possibilities.