Distributed computing involved connecting multiple computers together so they can solve more complex challenges than any individual computer could tackle on its own. By distributing these computers near the edge (called ‘edge nodes’), they can form what we call a ‘micro cloud’ on the edge.

Micro clouds running on the edge are highly reliable, scalable and make it possible for inexpensive, low-power computers to tackle even the hardest challenges such as applying artificial intelligence to real-time data and controlling autonomous systems.