Edge computing

Why often centralized cloud or server managed geographically distributed devices like IoT grid takes like forever to complete the task? People normally would first blame on the Internet connection, then the servers. Yet, have you consider it that way: If your main server, the “brain” of computing, needs to operate dozens and hundreds of networks and devices located at different locations simultaneously, how can it be effective? That main server or central cloud must constantly compute, coordinate, receive data from and send data to numerous connections. With growth of the network devices linked to the core facility we shall face the significant service degradation. And this is why Edge Computing was invented.

Edge servers are positioned between core cloud/server and end user. Now the central facilities freed from the enormous load of requests and the user enjoy much faster performance as the respond time from a local Edge server is far lower. Below we will illustrate it with 2 examples:

Example 1:
A good example of Edge computing can be a global taxi hiring application. Imagine all the requests are sent to one central server or cloud, which then needs to calculate all the possible solutions, matching requestors up with the right services, meanwhile keeping track of every single small change in the data base. Let’s just say that by common sense we already know this is not going to be fun. It will be slow due to long distance and when the number of queries will exceed the central servers capability… customers would be gone. Loss of clients is much more vulnerable than any money loss in highly competitive market of taxi aggregators! In this situation Edge computing comes handy! It manages the requests, calculates taxi movements and reports fast to the core and end user as well. Edge computing in the given example of taxi applications help to significantly improve the performance, reduce load on the central cloud and deliver the customer fastest possible response.

Example 2:
For companies with global locations, it is a challenge to manage all the resources: employees, premises, equipment or just how many bottles of wine you keep in the office pantry. Of cause to hold a full control over your digital premises cloud office is the best solution regarding security, cost reductions and power efficiency. But what happen if you have remote office in Brazil and core of your cloud servers located in Europe? The performance of thin clients connected to virtual office in Europe will be extremely slow due to high latency and poor connectivity between Europe and Latin America. This is why Edge computing servers are needed to provide better connectivity and performance for local remote users. The Edge servers will provide fast performance for locals while still give up full control over digital premises for users at the central locations.

Edge servers are at their best when paired with our global network. We have infrastructure deployed on at least 36 low latency channels (please check the map) and we can get you the optimal connectivity across the globe. Broad geographical distribution of IPTP Networks allow us to deploy edge servers in 57 cities and 36 countries worldwide!

Get your data calculated fast, here and now! Organize fast virtual offices, worldwide distributes online services, build grids of IoT devices on global scale with speed on local connectivity by using IPTP Networks benefits from the Edge computing servers!