Edge Computing is a computing framework in which data processing occurs closer to the data source––such as IoT devices––instead of in central cloud servers. The shift improves bandwidth availability and reduces latency, speeding up analysis and response times. Edge Computing is used in smart homes, autonomous vehicles, and communication applications (including gaming) that require low latency and is expected to have further applications in various sectors. One potential limitation of processing data at the “edge” is that only data deemed as relevant is backed up to the central servers, which could result in the loss of some valuable data.
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