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Beyond the Cloud

Edge Computing is the New Frontier in Data Processing

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive companies to the edge. Until now, large remote data centers and cloud storage collected and analyzed huge amounts of data. Edge computing devices, instead, move the processing of information to the edge of a network and as close as possible to the source that generated the information, reducing network strain and the distance data has to travel.

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Sources: Internet of Things 2017, BI Intelligence, 2017; Edge Computing in the IoT, BI Intelligence, 2016; Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015-2020, Cisco, 2016; Mobile Edge Computing (MEC): Market Assessment and Forecasts 2016-2021, Mind Commerce, 2016

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