Digital technologies can be adapted to a wide range of use cases. However, each digital technology, whether its Cloud Computing or Edge Computing, has a unique application where it tends to yield the optimal results.
Traditionally, the Cloud has served as an excellent digital platform for workloads that require immense storage or compute, with the added feature of instant scalability. All of these boxes are ticked well by public Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud.
However, there can be certain workloads or processes where low to zero latency is the major priority. In such use case scenarios, using the public cloud may not yield the best results. Edge Computing solutions are the most suitable choice in such cases.
The Edge, as the name suggests, is ideal for workloads where data needs to be processed in immediate or close proximity to its very source. So, should we look at the Cloud and Edge as either / or proposition or otherwise?
Well, the answer to this question is that both the Cloud and Edge are emerging as complementary digital technologies, especially in the post pandemic world. Each of these technologies presents its users with a unique competitive advantage.
The Cloud is proving ideal for resource intensive workloads, where latency is not the prime concern. The Edge is ideal for instant disposal of processes. Both these technologies, when deployed in tandem, are producing very synergetic results.
The simultaneous adoption of the Cloud and Edge is enabling organizations to reap the benefits of both, without their imminent downsides. Management of such environments however still remains challenging, but it all is every bit worth the effort.
It is for this very reason that we are witnessing fast paced groundwork for Edge Computing services and solutions by leading Public Cloud Providers. Very soon, we could be witnessing simultaneous deployment of the Cloud and Edge to deliver the best outcomes.