Edge computing is one of the most recent hype topics in IT. In general, edge computing solutions are interesting for user organizations for which central data center infrastructures or cloud computing solutions are not sufficient. The main reasons to consider edge computing are latency issues, network availability, security, confidentiality and connection costs. Before a decision for edge computing is made, it is important to calculate a business case and evaluate the technical need. It is, however, important to mention that edge computing is not a substitute for an on-premises data center.

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