Many areas across the country have a strong enough network to be able to support the massive amount of processing power required by IoT devices. Some don’t, however, and it could impact businesses by increasing their IT costs, lowering their productivity and not being as efficient as they need to be. As network engineers search for solutions to these issues, edge computing always emerges as one of the best choices. Instead of processing data and analytics through the cloud or centralized servers, edge computing achieves these on local servers or even on the specific IoT device. This can lead to the following benefits for organizations.
Enhanced Privacy and Security
The growing number of cyber security opportunities simply means companies are prioritizing keeping their data and information safe. The cloud is a popular tool companies use, but it still brings along plenty of concerns regarding how data is transferred. Edge computing minimizes the transfer of information through the cloud, which reduces the risks of the information getting compromised. Many companies are adopting this network infrastructure for enhanced privacy and security alone.
Speed and Reliability
Slow processing speeds have to do with bandwidth issues, among other things. With edge computing, the decentralized system reduces lag times and latency, while speeding up application response times. Data is processed, analyzed and delivered much more quickly, which allows for better efficiency and fewer interruptions. A problem network engineers always look to solve is any sort of downtime since it directly impacts a company’s bottom line. With edge computing, this issue is resolved and also gives customers a better overall experience as a result.
Reduced Costs and Long-Term Scalability
Since the collection of data is done on local servers with edge computing, there’s less information that has to be sent to the cloud. While cloud computing has become one of the preferred storage options for companies, the costs are beginning to skyrocket and forcing business owners to pursue other options. Edge computing can reduce these costs, while also providing a scalable solution to allow flexibility for organizations. With the number of IoT solutions increasing by the day, flexibility is critical for businesses as opportunities for growth can come at any time.
Anistar Technologies believes the foundation of any solid business depends on its network infrastructure. The roles of network engineers have expanded significantly in recent years in order to develop solutions for the rapid emergence of IoT devices. As more companies rely on IoT for their day-to-day operations, having the bandwidth, speed, reliability and security to operate efficiently is critical. We can help pair you with experts to rework your network infrastructure if needed. Feel free to contact us at any time to learn more.