Edge computing refers to the concept of bringing data and computing services closer to the physical location where things and people are located. By placing computing services closer to the location, users benefit from faster, more reliable services while companies benefit from the flexibility of hybrid cloud computing.
Edge computing should be thought of as an extension of the cloud, complementing it rather than replacing or competing with it.
Edge computing can mean faster, more stable services at a lower cost. Edge computing provides low-latency, highly available apps can run with real-time monitoring, and delivers a more consistent experience for users. Edge computing can reduce network costs, avoid bandwidth constraints, reduce transmission delays, limit service failures, and provide better control over the movement of sensitive data. Load times are reduced benefitting applications that require low response time such as augmented reality and virtual reality applications