Closer to the Edge
The move from cloud computing to edge computing is in progress, and it has several benefits. One of the reasons this is even possible is because devices today are stronger than ever, but also cheaper to produce.
The progression towards edge computing is mainly driven by privacy and latency benefits for end-users of IoT devices. This can for example be through P2P connections between IoT devices, where latency is eliminated and data is under full control of the user.
“For example, instant notification in the case of a home alarm is the reason it is useful. Edge computing means data is stored at home with better latency to alert the user instantaneously to issues as they arise. Finally, bypassing cloud infrastructure also means there is one less server fee to pay.”
– Carsten Rhod Gregersen, CEO of Nabto