Edge Computing is allowing users to experience IoT technology to its fullest potential. Where traditionally, data used to be transferred to off-site servers for processing and analysis, edge computing allows data to be collected, processed, and acted upon closer to the source of the action — where it’s generated. That can be a smartphone, an active asset in the field, or an internet-connected machine in a factory.
With the massive YoY growth of IoT networking devices, there is an equal need for edge computing to mature in how it empowers customers to run an edge business. With so much data being collected from IoT devices, making that data actionable and meaningful is where one major challenge lies.
Latency and data transfer costs of connecting so many devices and streaming all the data to a centralized data center or cloud are too high. Edge devices offer an intermediary infrastructure that can communicate, collect data, and perform critical services between core data centers and intelligent endpoints ‘til now have lacked a centralized workflow solution to drive out legacy IT operating expenses.
Among the advantages and benefits of edge devices include (but are not limited to):
Higher Bandwidth Capacity, Less Computing on Each Device
Increased Security & Computing Ability
Minimized Network Traffic
Actionable, Real-Time Data
Edge Computing is Set To Grow 400% by 2025
The Explosion of Data
The Need for Real-Time Actionable Data
The Role of 5G
Trends & Use Cases
Edge computing and IoT has enabled a new phase in the manufacturing world. One that combines physical manufacturing with digital technologies. The list of benefits that stem from this merging of IoT connection and smart manufacturing include
- The ability to optimize processes and get critical insights.
- Lower production costs and more profits.
- Predictive equipment maintenance — extending the life of expensive equipment.
- Dynamic and efficient manufacturing configuration setups.
Simetric Leading The Way Forward
Simetric’s comprehensive ability to unify connectivity and device management is at the forefront of current IoT endeavors. Simetric’s platform has the unique ability to harness the power of visibility on both sides of the network — operators and enterprise — to optimize value and effectiveness of IoT Edge devices.
Simetric provides solutions to complex problems of carrier platforms by unleashing and centralizing complete control of all IoT connectivity and edge devices into one unified view. Simetric’s advanced platform:
- Enhances IoT solutions
- Reduces device management effort
- Improves business process automation and optimization
- Empowers business growth
- Unified, customizable workflow across CMPs and IoT devices
Simetric enterprise clients span across different industries — connected transportation, utilities, and energy to name a few. The company has established partnerships with well-known MNOs and MVNOs who utilize the platform for both internal purposes and to sell to their consumers.