These are exciting times for edge computing as massive amounts of collected and consumed data continues to grow rapidly. In addition, the advances being made in processing data at the edge of the network is likely to revolutionize how technology is used going forward. With IoT devices and the digital era upon us, a data glut is being created that may clog up data centers to the point of being unable to survive with current processing methods. As published by the IDC, the digital universe is doubling in size every two years and by 2020 will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. With that in mind, innovators are increasingly looking to edge computing as a means of thriving in the future.
So will edge computing replace cloud computing at some point as more issues arise due to high traffic and latency problems? Consumer reliance on smart devices and the growth of the IoT market result in higher demands for more localized processing. However, cloud computing is not likely to go away anytime soon. The way it works may transform its uses to work in conjunction with edge computing in order to have the best of both worlds. For an interesting perspective, read full article here.