By 2025 75% of all Enterprise data will be processed at the Edge, so why are companies still moving to the cloud?
Will those companies discover to their cost the limitations of a full cloud native approach?
The answer is it depends on your business.
Businesses are increasingly reliant on analytics to drive efficiencies. At board level. predicting short/medium term expenditure patterns is critical yet impossible without the correct data sets. Technology from an IoT environment(video, sensors, tags etc.) can drive value creation through say Just-in-time maintenance, better resource scheduling and up to the minute fault information, but if the current internet simple cannot accommodate the resultant high traffic levels from an expanding estate of sensors, then the value is lost.
The solution is a hybrid approach, combining the benefits of edge computing with the orchestration, analytics and storage capabilities of the public cloud.
So what are those edge benefits?
- Lower response times
- Lower backhaul bandwidth requirements
- Lower connectivity and cloud resource costs
- Data security(process and drop locally)
- Greater compliance as sensitive information does not transit the internet
And with the emergence of localised edge AI, a greater range of services and associated policies can be implemented with aggregated data sets exported back to the cloud for subsequent analytics.