With the deployment of Edge computing, the technology sector is in the midst of one of its semi-regular paradigm convulsions. And like all such shifts, the motivation is competitive: offering organisations a step-change in productivity.
In simple terms, Edge computing puts processing and data storage closer to the location where it is needed, delivering better response times and saving bandwidth. Currently, that work is typically done at a data centre, but for emerging applications such as autonomous driving to operate at scale, the model needs to change.
Three-quarters of enterprise data is expected to be created and processed at the edge by 2025, according to Gartner, while a 2019 report by Analysys Mason suggests that enterprises will spend almost a third of their IT budgets on Edge computing over the next three years.
In research by Tech...