EDGE Computing is a decentralized, distributed computing infrastructure that evolves with the growth of IoT. Cloud Computing handles this through the central, cloud-based location miles from the device, while EDGE Computing; brings data computing, analysis, and storage closer to the machines where data is collected, eliminating the need to move information back to the cloud. It secures data with a sound–designed architecture that combines hardware and software components at the edge.
EDGE and GPRS = EGPRS
GPRS is a mobile data transmission technology that exchanges switched data over mobile networks such as mobile phones. It allows portable devices such as mobile phones to connect to the Internet. GPRS is a system used by a mobile service provider. These are the GSM operators today. Thanks to these GSM operators, it is used in phones and many mobile devices. In short, GPRS Technology provides the user with high access speed and cheap communication opportunity that is not based on connection time.
GPRS Technology was developed together with 2.5G technology, and this step is an efficient step for mobile communication technologies. Because with this technology, in addition to circuit-switched systems, packet-switched methods have also been used. There are many data packets tagged in a box switched system, and there is no proper path for data packets to send the data to the desired address as in circuit-switched systems. Therefore, packages can be sent to the desired address as soon as possible.
In addition, GPRS allows receiving multimedia messages (MMS, Multimedia Messaging Services) and short messages (SMS, Short Messaging Services).
EDGE Computing is the evolution of GPRS. It is also rarely referred to as EGPRS. The common point of GPRS and EDGE Computing is that they are charged according to the data flow, not according to the time connected. The difference between the two is that while the data transfer rate of GPRS remains at the level of the old 56K modems, the data transfer rate of EDGE Computing can increase to 236K.
EDGE Computing enables the data transmission rate to be almost tripled by using the GPRS infrastructure in the GSM system. The most significant advantage of this technology is that it significantly increases the data speed without requiring a different subscription than the operator subscriptions necessary to use the GPRS infrastructure.
In this respect, the speed of each received and sent data in EDGE Computing may vary depending on the density at the base stations and the terminal class of the modem in the phone. The maximum transmission speed that this technology will reach is 236 Kbps.
Why EDGE Technology is Necessary
EDGE Computing is essential to address gaps in cloud-based applications and services in performance and regulatory requirements. In other words, Cloud Computing cannot always meet the response time demands of critical applications. It may also be insufficient to meet the local storage needs of companies subject to legal regulations regarding where data is stored. In this respect, the trend towards digitalization in improving efficiency and business performance increases the demand for high–performance applications, especially Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Internet of Things (IoT) applications often requires very high bandwidth, low latency, reliable performance, and meeting regulatory requirements and compliance standards. Therefore, Internet of Things (IoT) applications are ideal candidates for EDGE Computing.
Every company in every industry can apply Internet of Things (IoT) technology and EDGE Computing to create new revenue streams and improve customer experiences and operational efficiency.
Therefore, companies must build EDGE Computing data centers by demonstrating the importance of building a large, centralized data center to reliability and security because this technology is designed to provide the information you need to develop secure, reliable, and manageable high–performance EDGE Computing data centers that can support your organization’s digital transformation.