Edge computing and 5G: pushing the boundaries

For applications that need to be near instantaneous, there is a move towards data processing and storage taking place right where the action is happening

5G is key to the adoption of edge computing because it allows information to travel from point to point much faster than previous technologies

When it comes to knowing where to locate computer resources, there are many factors to consider. If security and cost are major issues, it’s hard to argue with the economies of cloud storage, while the ability to use virtual machines can help shift heavy processing jobs off the desktop.

But for applications that need to be near instantaneous, the cloud is no longer the cutting edge technology it once was. For certain applications, there is ...