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Is Edge Computing Displacing Cloud Computing Anytime Soon?

December 25, 2018 / Adolph Obasogie

Cloud computing used to be the hot new buzzword that everyone was raving about. The idea of easily accessing your data anywhere and across all your devices was a new and novel idea. “In the cloud” became an everyday phrase.At present, cloud computing has entered mainstream and is now a crucial feature of applications and a major service the world’s companies rely on. Third party solutions such as Slack, Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud and Amazon Web Services are readily available for anyone.It is natural to think that everything will be eventually done in the cloud. But realistically, the bandwidth requirement and latency problems to make that happen is nearly impossible, not to mention potentially unreliable. Can you imagine a self-driving car suddenly becoming unresponsive due to a slow Internet?