When Milliseconds Matter: Leveraging the Power of Edge Computing to Drive Your Business Forward Preview

While cloud computing has achieved widespread adoption, many organizations are bumping up against the limitations of its centralized nature. New technologies that demand sub-second response times, an explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and data, and user expectations for consistent high-quality online experiences are pushing the industry toward a new model: edge computing.

Certainly, the proven advantages of traditional cloud computing mean it will continue to play an important role in the technology ecosystem. But for some applications, moving processing power from a central location to the edge of the last-mile networks is critical to success. For these applications, milliseconds matter. A centralized cloud architecture, for all its power, can’t keep up with the real-time responsiveness demanded by today’s connected devices. The edge computing model reduces the latency that arises when data travels significant distances between the user or the source of data and the compute resources (or application) in the data center.

But setting up an edge computing infrastructure creates new challenges for organizations. The process is time consuming, costly, and demands considerable expertise while diverting valuable time and resources from core business activities. This white paper explores the factors driving the growth of edge computing and what it takes to implement an effective solution. It also takes a closer look at how Limelight  Networks’ edge cloud services can help you quickly and cost-effectively leverage the benefits of edge computing.

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