Edge Talks: Edge Congress Interview Series

For this edition of Edge Talks, we spoke to Mr. Bhagwati Prasad, Vice President, Business Development, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric.

1. We have heard the term Edge Computing often used. But what exactly is it?

Edge Computing is the processing of data closer to the collection point or user. This data is typically data collected by Internet-Of-Things (IOT) devices which is processed close to the point of collection and usage before it is sent back for centralised processing in the cloud or a centralised data centre.

 

For this edition of Edge Talks, we spoke to Peter Hannaford, Founder and CEO, Datacenter People.

1. We have heard the term Edge Computing often used. But what exactly is it?

You’ll hear several definitions. Some would describe it as the edge of the network. Personally, I prefer the more generic description which is effectively bringing the datacenter (storage, connectivity, processing etc) closer to where the data is generated, stored and used.

2. How will edge computing change the IT industry?