From Enterprise Networking Planet:
Edge computing startups are launching in a market with essentially boundless opportunity. Those that succeed will clearly find massive investment: companies are all but racing to deploy edge even as the technology is still not fully mature.
Some background: edge computing is a technology sector that enables maximum value from a far-flung network of distributed computing nodes. Furthermore, as cloud computing and data storage continue to grow, edge computing bolsters the potential of these two sectors.
Edge computing – closely related to the Internet of Things – is a natural extension of cloud-based services. Like cloud, the purpose of edge computing is to make data and computing power more accessible to users, with the end goal of making products and services more efficient and scalable. As this industry grows …