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Processing data locally at edge nodes can eliminate latency bottlenecks and open up opportunities to capitalize on user- and location-specific data.
of requirements. The best approach for any cloud strategy is to integrate edge computing with a comprehensive edge- based WAAP that includes robust API protections.
The potential for
significant savings
Agencies should not think of edge computing as a technology that requires intrusive changes — a view
that led many to hesitate to adopt
cloud computing — but as an additional tool that is fairly easy to use and does not replace but instead complements existing systems and concepts. Agencies can identify and implement use cases one by one and prioritize them according to the benefits they provide, many of which have significant potential for cost savings.
Placing functions and logic directly at
the edge — such as conducting API authentication, parsing JSON objects or deriving insights from local data points
— will not only minimize latency, but also limit the need for data to travel back to the data centers or clouds and thereby reduce the costs associated with traffic, centralized storage and compute cycles.
Lelah Manz is senior vice president of web performance at Akamai.
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