Making the Case for Edge Data Centers (EDC)
Modern computing methods deployed by many organizations are at a crossroads. While the transition from on-premise to off-premise computing in the cloud is well established, another trend that is gaining momentum is the explosive IP-based device growth within enterprise environments driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). Cloud computing provides scale and efficiency in managing traditional IT workloads, but the nature of IoT requires nearly real-time exchange of information between endpoint devices and the platforms that supply data-rich analytics and operational control. These seemingly divergent concepts require newer design approaches as both cloud-based computing and IoT applications will coexist as organizations seek to leverage the benefits of each technology within their IT operations.