Emerging technologies of today largely require extremely low latency to properly operate. The challenge of achieving such low latency is easily met through ‘the edge’. In simple terms, operating on the edge means bringing data transfers and computing power as close to the end user as possible. In the past, data had been shipped to and from core data centers to end users, sometimes traveling quite a distance. As technologies rapidly evolve and include features such as real time updates that require increasingly large bandwidths, this is no longer efficient.

We are in the throes of a digital transformation, and one major aspect of this is moving operations to the edge. 1623 Farnam’s very own Bill Severn can tell you more about it, why we need it, and what we can look forward to as the edge continues to evolve in his latest piece with Capacity. Read the article in its entirety here.