Until recently, the term ‘Edge Computing’ was associated only with the Internet of Things (IoT). It was presumed that IoT was the only area where edge computing mattered because of the nature of the ‘things’ which consists of generally a large set of sensors, data collection channels and processing.

But it has now moved beyond that simple description. Edge computing is a hot topic at present beyond just IoT. Everyone from start-ups to major cloud players is focusing on it because of the operational benefits and business potential fueled by technological advances and commoditization of AI / ML.

This whitepaper explores on why this is happening and, what cloud providers are offering in this space and how it is influencing enterprises’ approach to their solutions and deployments. We will also cover the top cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud’s ecosystems for edge computing.