People often hear the phrase“edge computing” and assume that it is the adversary of the cloud. Well I’m here to tell you - that’s not true. The goal of this blog is to clear up some of the common misconceptions and myths surrounding“edge computing.”
As the Internet of Things matures we continue to see design patterns come and go, with some evolving and some disappearing. The time has come- Store and Forward needs to go. This paradigm served as an initial step in shifting to the edge, but it should not survive. In this blog I’ll introduce the concepts of Store and Forward along with an explanation of its inferiority to other, more modern edge computing paradigms.
Many of our blogs have focused on unleashing the power of the edge by shifting decision making from the cloud to the field. They have focused on what is possible, what is coming in the future, and how this can help businesses make faster and smarter decisions.
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