Blending the power of cloud and edge computing for a decentralised future

Published on Business Computing World BCW (February 13th, 2018)

By Fay Arjomandi (mimik co-founder)

It is anticipated that by 2020, over 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. In other words, there will soon be too many devices generating too much data for central cloud to operate efficiently. Future demand will be immense. Bandwidth, efficiency and latency will be big challenges.

Thankfully, instead of deploying new infrastructure, we can take advantage of the ever-increasing computing capabilities of edge devices (mobile phones, PCs, tablets, game consoles, set-top-boxes, home gateways, IoT devices, etc.). Most of these devices (hereby referred to as nodes) are under-utilised except for perhaps a few hours in the day.

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