Understanding Infrastructure Edge Computing


Concepts, Technologies, and Considerations

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<b>UNDERSTANDING INFRASTRUCTURE EDGE COMPUTING</b> <p><b>A comprehensive review of the key emerging technologies that will directly impact areas of computer technology over the next five years</b><p>Infrastructure edge computing is the model of data center and network infrastructure deployment which distributes a large number of physically small data centers around an area to deliver better performance and to enable new economical applications. It is vital for those operating at business or technical levels to be positioned to capitalize on the changes that will occur as a result of infrastructure edge computing.<p>This book provides a thorough understanding of the growth of internet infrastructure from its inception to the emergence of infrastructure edge computing. Author Alex Marcham, an acknowledged leader in the field who coined the term ‘infrastructure edge computing,’ presents an accessible, accurate, and expansive view of the next generation of internet infrastructure. The book features illustrative examples of 5G mobile cellular networks, city-scale AI systems, self-driving cars, drones, industrial robots, and more—technologies that increase efficiency, save time and money, and improve safety. Covering state-of-the-art topics, this timely and authoritative book:<ul><li>Presents a clear and accurate survey of the key emerging technologies that will impact data centers, 5G networks, artificial intelligence and cyber-physical systems, and other areas of computer technology</li><li>Explores how and why Internet infrastructure has evolved to where it stands today and where it needs to be in the near future</li><li>Covers a wide range of topics including distributed application workload operation, infrastructure and application security, and related technologies such as multi-access edge computing (MEC) and fog computing</li><li>Provides numerous use cases and examples of real-world applications which depend upon underlying edge infrastructure</li></ul><p>Written for Information Technology practitioners, computer technology practitioners, and students, <i>Understanding Infrastructure Edge Computing</i> is essential reading for those looking to benefit from the coming changes in computer technology.