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What is edge computing?

Edge computing is a distributed information technology (IT) architecture in which client data is processed at the periphery of the network, as close to the originating source as possible. Edge computing pushes applications, data, and computing power (services) away from centralized points to the logical extremes of a network. Edge computing replicates fragments of information across distributed networks of servers and data stores, which may spread over a vast area. The move toward edge computing is driven by mobile computing, the decreasing cost of computer components, and the sheer number of networked devices in the internet of things (IoT). A major benefit of edge computing is that it improves time to action and reduces response time down to milliseconds, while also conserving network resources.