Edge Talks: Edge Congress Interview Series

By Johan Pellicaan, VP and MD EMEA, Scale Computing.

The growing complexity of our digital landscape is on a steep trajectory parallel to that of the rapidly increasing value of data. These trends mean companies across every industry must keep up with the changes and developments in how we create and utilise data. According to a study from the International Data Corporation (IDC), 45 percent of all data created by IoT devices will be stored, processed, analysed and acted upon close to or at the edge of a network by 2020.

 

For this edition of Edge Talks, we spoke to Michael Dargue of Cartesian.

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

In simple terms, Edge Computing locates computer processing and storage closer to the edge of the network than central data centres, i.e. closer to where data is generated and consumed. That said, there are many scenarios that fit this description, and that’s why we see so many competing definitions of Edge.

2. How will edge computing change the IT industry?

 

For this edition of Edge Talks, we spoke to Andreas Keiger, Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

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

Edge Computing occurs when processing, storage and services are being pushed towards the source of the data. This guarantees massive advantages, such as low latency, autonomy of the devices with local data processing and maximum security.

2. How will edge computing change the IT industry?

 

For this edition of Edge Talks, we spoke to Cara Mascini – CEO & founder of EdgeInfra

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