What is Edge Computing?
Edge computing is the practice of deploying IT cloud resources, housed in edge data centres, in localized areas or communities. Edge computing operates on the proven principle that applications perform better and faster when processing is performed in close proximity to the end users and/or devices they serve.
What is an Edge Data Centre?
An edge data centre is a self-functioning data centre that holds localized IT deployments for cloud services, with compute, storage, and analytics resources for application processing and data caching. A common misconception is that edge data centres and micro data centres are one and the same, or that "edge data centre" is an interchangeable term for a micro or containerized data centre. For example, if you have a standalone micro data centre in a utility closet at your main office, you might mistakenly assume that it's also an edge data centre. Or, if you place a
containerized data centre outside a manufacturing facility, you might assume it's an edge data centre, because it sits on the outer edge of the building.
What is LINNUNRATA?
Linnunrata is Brand name for Micro & Edge data centers, which are smaller facilities located close to the populations they serve, that deliver cloud computing resources and cached content to end users. They typically connect to a larger central data center or multiple data centers. By processing data and services as close to the end user as possible, edge computing allows organizations to reduce latency and improve the customer experience.