Traditionally, much like operating systems, cloud computing platforms have provided basic underlying programs to help companies seamlessly access software applications and physical servers from remote locations. While conventional cloud services have helped companies cut costs and focus closely on core business operations, distributed cloud services add an additional geographic advantage shifting data and computing closer to the user base.
The distributed cloud model takes services from public cloud providers and spreads them out to specific physical locations, including offloading of data governance and operations to the public cloud provider or relocating public cloud services to a localized edge cloud server. Distributed cloud computing also helps companies expand the conventional data-center oriented cloud model to a set of smaller distributed cloud infrastructure components that are geographically scattered.
The real value of distributed cloud computing though lies in the way how it provides a flexible execution-rich environment for application micro-opponents to function seamlessly across geographically distributed servers. With operations thus being closer to the parties that need them, organizations can witness major boosts in performance thanks to the absences of latency issues, and no real risks of a global network outage that could hamper their local services. Additionally, the “substations” that facilitate this distributed cloud network across key locations ensures increased compliance with growing regulatory requirements for data being stored in specific customer locations.