Cloud computing is now firmly established, with most organisations making use of it at some level. However, as the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices grows, so does the amount of data generated that requires storage. The rise of edge computing is putting more data processing at the ‘edge’ of the network, close to where the data is collected by a video camera or access control device. This can significantly reduce bandwidth and storage demands, and the data can be anonymised and encrypted before it is transferred to secure data centres.
Johan Paulsson, CTO at Axis Communications