Edge computing is a computational task that’s done on premises by the edge device instead of over the cloud. Many Internet of Things (IoT) devices send data to the cloud to get analyzed, then back from the cloud to the device to be actioned; however, an edge device does the analysis on-site — removing the need to send the data to the cloud and back to the edge device.
Some examples of edge computing use cases:
Edge computing most often refers to technology in distributed environments where users don’t monitor in person. Edge computing supports intelligent edge and IoT systems — improving response times and saving network bandwidth.