Enterprise AI, 3/28/19
High latency is an annoyance to consumers, a serious problem to businesses that want to leverage advanced infrastructure services via the cloud and a roadblock to the rollout of advanced IoT-powered capabilities, such as autonomous vehicles.
Aversion to high latency is understandable — after all, public cloud storage means the data is likely in a facility located hundreds or thousands of miles away, guaranteeing significant latency.
The only realistic way to solve the problem of latency is to harness the edge and move data closer to the end user or application. Less than 12 percent of enterprise data is "hot," which is data that end users need to access now and regularly, and while the bulk of the data an organization owns can be stored in the cloud, hot data needs to be stored locally.