What was earlier merely an emerging technology trend has now become mainstream, the proof of which is Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and AWS (Amazon Web Services). Their dominance in the market is second to none and businesses are scurrying from pillar to post to migrate to a cloud solution.
Cloud computing has a shortcoming though. As the size of the data increases, it becomes a little hard to accommodate everything on cloud. Edge computing is the answer to these storage woes. The latency is bypassed easily. Edge computing makes it easy to get data to data centres for processing. It has the ability to “exist on the edge”.
With edge computing lies the key to process time-sensitive data in remote locations that offer no connectivity to a centralised location. In such cases, edge computing act like mini datacentres.
Jobs for those interested in edge computing will primarily be that of software engineers. The good news is, the market is expected to reach $6.72 billion by 2022. You can hire a developer if you wish to experience this in your business.