Is your head spinning tying to effectively optimize the processing power of your organization’s growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices used to help the business run more efficiently, boost the bottom line and increase ROI? As the IoT market hovers on the brink of tremendous growth and the International Data Corporation forecasts global IoT spending to reach $1.4 billion by 2021, the answer is probably yes due to the fact that your organization is contributing to this explosive growth pattern. In addition to that, the unprecedented volume of data generated by IoT devices is probably putting a tremendous amount of strain on your internet architecture and making your cloud computing model impossible to control. So, what do you do?
The solution to this deluge of data is edge computing, processing at the edge of the network versus sending to the cloud for processing. Faster analytics for more immediate response in making business decisions is better served if the data processed is near the device while also reducing some of the pressure on your network. However, cloud computing will more than likely still have its place in your environment and the goal would be to leverage the benefits of both edge computing and cloud computing to complement one another with an eye towards a balanced strategy and a stable network. Read full article here on marrying the two models.