I recently read an article in The Register, Don't let cloud slurp all your data. Chew it on the edge, says HPE:
The basic pitch is that HPE's gear can do compute on your shop floor without taking up large chunks of your floorspace, meaning you don't need to splash out on collecting and moving data back and forth, or spend megabucks on cloud services.
However, edge computing (which essentially just seems like a buzzword for locally processing data!) seems to have a few problems with it to me. Wikipedia quote a source which says, "Cloud computing is cheaper because of economics of scale", so surely edge computing misses out on the benefits you get from massive-scale computing in data centres?
Why would edge computing be useful in some cases? Is it only really useful in cases where huge amounts of data need to be sent, where it would be impractical to send it over the Internet?