ITOPs Times Blog, 6/6/19
Edge computing is still in its early days, but it will require massive changes in infrastructure before it will take off.
Edge is another one of those terms that has many different definitions, especially at this early stage. But the most basic textbook definition of edge is one that encompasses the set of latency-sensitive applications, explained Laz Vekiarides, CTO and co-founder of ClearSky Data.
The main difference between edge and cloud is that cloud was built up around the idea of having large data facilities around the world, in places where power is cheaper, while edge is quite literally the opposite of that. Edge computing brings the “infrastructure as close as possible to your end users and their computational devices because the speed of light is too much to go back and forth all the way to the cloud,” Vekiarides explained.