Edge computing is one of the most important emerging areas of IT infrastructure but one that remains a mystery to many. Last year in Flexential’s Gorilla Guide titled “Hybrid Edge Computing,” we looked at the foundational principles of pushing data to the edge – the advantages and the challenges.
Now we are sharing case studies from across our customer base to show how companies are solving real-world problems, generated from the use of more and more connected devices. By 2020 Internet-connected devices are expected to grow to 20 billion, which means soaring bandwidth and network demands will also explode – after all, we expect instant service, low latency and zero bandwidth issues from these devices.
In this book, we explore how several large companies in different industries are applying edge technology and computing. We’ll consider Major League Baseball, Smart Cities and Smart Health.