Much has been said about Edge computing. Although it is a latent trend, it brings us several applications of which I want to tell you a little more.
Let’s start by knowing that Edge Computing is a method that allows us to process data in the physical location of the user, the data center, or near them. Our solutions, both locally and regionally, add computing capacity and bring the user or the data source closer together.
As edge networks proliferate, IT professionals face new security challenges. It is estimated that 61 percent of small and medium-sized businesses are attacked annually by cyber attacks.
Specifically, it helps clients identify and report vulnerabilities, prevent risks, comply with security policies and regulations, and understand industry best practices for security.
The use of cloud computing in large companies is growing rapidly. The greater dependence on cloud-based applications forces companies to rethink the degree of redundancy of the physical infrastructure equipment (power, cooling and networks) that remain in the facilities or to put it: At the “Edge”
It is a type of data processing by which the different devices connected to the network are stored in the same devices instead of sending them to the cloud. Which figuratively makes it “fog” and not cloud? This type of application allows us less data consumption, which in turn results in lower cost and latency “Reduces bandwidth consumption”.
A cloudlet is an element within the architecture that arises from the convergence of mobile computing and cloud computing. A cloudlet could be interpreted as a data center in a box with the main objective of bringing the cloud closer. Clouds are more powerful, store more data, and perform stronger analytics than edge devices or gateways. A subset of the services of an IoT platform could be implemented in Cloudlet, for example.
A localized Data Center is one that shares a location with the Data Center users. There are several terms to refer to these Data Centers, such as Data Centers, on-premise or micro Data Center. Its size can vary from 1-2 MW to as little as 10-20 kW. As companies outsource businessapplications to cloud or colocation providers, these Data Centers tend towards the lower end of that range, sometimes keeping only a couple of racks in a small room or closet.
The adoption of the cloud encourages an increasing number of companies to adopt hybrid data center environments with data centers based on the cloud and on the edge. Although the equipment remaining in the facility has been reduced in its physical dimensions, it is now even more critical than before. This is because:
As the number of applications in the cloud increases, connectivity to the cloud is crucial for the continuity of business operations.
There is a growing culture among employees that demands “always-on” technologies and does not tolerate interruptions caused by downtime.
This is how Edge Computing manages to connect processes and secure them, in addition to ensuring that the process is maintained at all times.