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Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing

Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Use of a remote server for management and storage of data and its processing just like a local in-house server is the function of Cloud computing. All these data comprise of a service similar to a physical server and can be used to perform all business activities.

Edge Computing

Edge computing is usually termed as ‘processing of data at the edge of a network’. This usually refers to the processing of data at the user end instead of being processed in a local or virtual server.

Difference between Edge Computing and Cloud Computing 

Both the systems of computing are useful; however, the usage of a particular technology is determined by the area of application - as in the case of these two. One does not override the other; neither can they dominate each other. CoreIT lays out explanations for both these services here and intends to help you with the relevant technology’s application.

Cloud computing functions as a normal server and every process that happens are accounted for within the server. Data management, critical mission response, processing data, etc. all happens within the cloud storage.

Edge computing is associated with the same processing of data (or at least a part of the data) at the end point (usually a device like an ATM machine, gateway devices, smartphone, etc.) or typically known as ‘edge’. This ‘edge analysis’ initially captures streaming data that can be used to initiate a function or computing activity like closing a faulty ATM machine or in the case of a fraud or exhaustion of currency in its dispensing unit. Smartphones use this method of computing while paying through the device; traffic lights, manufacturing - and a lot more activities are operated with edge computing.

CoreIT focuses on dividing the work of data processing between Edge Computing and Cloud Computing services to simplify work and load-sharing, improving functional abilities of a system and creating an efficient ecosystem for business.

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