Today, the paradigm of edge computing is changing, and many people are increasingly concerned about edge computing. So what is edge computing? What drives its development? And what is its logo on enterprise computing?
Edge computing is not a new thing in the history of enterprise computing. Because of the introduction of the mainframe, enterprise computing can be summed up as a struggle between two opposing forces: central processing calculations and near-orbital (ie, edge) calculations.
The mainframe that proves this dialectic provides the world with the first opportunity to take advantage of high-speed computing and data processing. But these amazing machines are usually rarely accessible; they are deployed in custom rooms and require highly specialized staff. It can be said that the fast and continuous computing era is a response to the limitations of early centralized computing, and this limitation is constantly evolving. From desktops, laptops, smartphones, and other innovations that extend the benefits to the core industries, LANs, the Internet, and the public cloud, organizations get a lot of benefits from the competition between these two forces.
But what is happening now will irreversibly change the dynamics between centralized computing and edge computing. Smart sensors and smart actuators support peripherals faster than ever before.
For what is known as the fourth industrial revolution or digital transformation, the widespread application and growth of edge computing has become overwhelming. According to research firm Gartner, only about 20% of enterprise data has been produced and processed in locations outside the centralized data center so far, and this data is expected to increase to 75% and possibly 90% by 2025. And there is no reason to believe that the trend will weaken.