Cloud Computing Vs Edge Computing

First of all, it’s important to understand that cloud and edge computing are different, non-interchangeable technologies that cannot replace one another. Cloud computing refers to the use of various services such as software development platforms, storage, servers, and other software through internet connectivity. Edge Computing allows computing resources and application services to be distributed along the communication path, via decentralized computing infrastructure.

Cloud Computing

A cloud is an IT environment that abstracts, pools, and shares IT resources across a network. 

Clouds are places where data can be stored or applications can run.

Cloud computing is the act of running workloads in a cloud.

Cloud computing is used to process data that is not time-driven.

Edge Computing

An edge is a computing location at the edge of a network, along with the hardware and software at those physical locations.

Edges are also places where data is collected. 

Edge computing is the act of running workloads on edge devices.

It is used to process time-sensitive data.

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