Edge computing is the practice of capturing, processing, and analyzing data (information) close to where it is created, instead from a distant, centralized data-processing center (the ‘cloud’). The “edge” can be located almost anywhere–on a device (like a camera or phone), at an industrial machine, in a vehicle, in a building, or even on a person. Technologies such as artificial intelligence/machine learning and internet of things (IoT) are closely related to edge computing. Some datapoints about edge computing:

  • Gartner: “Currently, around 10% of enterprise-generated data is created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud. By 2025, Gartner predicts this figure will reach 75%.”
  • IDC: “By 2023, more than half of new enterprise IT infrastructure deployed will be at the edge rather than corporate data centers, up from less than 10 percent today, according to IDC. The number of applications at the edge will increase 800% by 2024, IDC predicts.”

For a simple explanation of Pratexo and edge computing, please see this video: