The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new reality for businesses everywhere. Intelligent devices, automated machinery, machine learning across thousands and millions of data points that all requires a network that can handle ongoing bandwidth overload. It’s no longer feasible to expect a network to pass millions of data points through to a data center, process it, and pass it back in real-time. Latency and network lag are inevitable, and businesses can’t rely on it.
The New Way of Doing IoT
Compute at the edge is the new answer for companies who need lightning fast speed, while still keeping their costs in line. Moving compute down to the edge and away from the data center opens up the reality that real-time compute is possible since data only has to pass from its origination point, to the onsite compute platform, and back to the device. This eliminates latency, security risks, and increases overall IoT performance.
IoT in aviation and automotive
Today’s network is dependent on connecting back to a data center to process information. Imagine having that compute directly inside of everyday transport and logistics vehicles.
Each data point generated from self-driving vehicle monitoring to the landing technology needed in a plane is mission critical and has to be processed and calculated in real-time. There is no room for buffer or lag time when safety is at stake.