Edge Computing Trends To Watch This Year
Edge computing has formed the foundation of future digital business. As the Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming widespread in the market, everything is now connected. According to a Gartner study, about 25 billion things will be connected by 2021 which will result in a huge volume of data. A McKinsey study has found that every second more than 100 new IoT devices get connected to the internet. This indicates that centralized data centers are not sufficient to handle the data pressure.
Many small data centers are needed at the edge and nearer to the data source. So, edge computing is very important to deal with the latest technological changes today. Here we will look at the current trends of edge computing and learn where it is heading.
Cloud technology will move towards the edge. The cloud providers are now convinced that they need a decentralized approach for storing data. They now understand that it’s wiser to disseminate workload in places where it is needed most. The cloud providers now collaborating with co-location providers so that applications can be arranged at city levels. It means that the end-users will have local access to the cloud.
Many people now enjoy internet gaming. According to Cisco, about 4% of the world’s IP traffic will be due to internet gaming by 2022. Cloud gaming is now the new technology in the gaming industry. Using this technology, the users won’t have to download the game files in their devices. They can access the files that are on remote servers. However, edge computing is necessary for a smooth gaming experience. So, the gaming industry will widely embrace edge computing.
YouTube became crowded with vloggers from 2015. In 2007, Netflix also started providing streaming services. Till now the content providers relied on content distribution networks (CDNs) for streaming their content to end-users. Now other than images and videos, viewers are downloading AR/VR content as well which requires optimization of the content delivery system.
New platforms for streaming video content will appear soon which will create a bottleneck in data centers. Edge computing will be necessary to place the content near to the end-user so that they can download the content easily and quickly.
IoTs can generate a huge volume of data and all the data is not useful. It can be difficult to separate useful data from the unimportant ones. The storing of a huge volume of data will be high. Edge computing will allow data to be processed near the source, so unnecessary storage costs will be reduced.
The modern intelligent devices need edge computing to store and distribute data to end-users without creating any bottleneck. Edge computing will ensure quick access to data by the end users and lower data latency and expenditure as well.