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Create connected experiences at your edge

Best of Enterprise.nxt: Compute jobs often make more sense close to the endpoint rather than in the cloud.

The logic of the cloud creates the need for the edge, which is computing that happens at or close to an endpoint, far away from the data center where the actual cloud may live. By 2025, Gartner predicts 75 percent of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed at the edge.

The edge may be a data center, perhaps in a hospital or a branch office or a police station. It may not need much in the way of computing and storage resources, but sometimes considerable resources make sense because considerable computing takes place at the edge.

Sometimes when we speak of the edge, we discuss devices all the way down to the endpoint, as with a sensor in a water treatment facility, an RFID tag reader used by a store employee, or a glucose monitor on a patient. The edge is big, and it's everywhere.

The following stories explore the technology of the edge, from secure connectivity to edge computing to how to use the edge to get maximum value out of your cloud platform.

How edge-to-cloud computing powers smart grids and smart cities

A smart city, built on a smart grid, demonstrates how different functions are best run at the edge, in the cloud, or on premises.

Wi-Fi 6E and the insatiable demand for network bandwidth

Applications at the edge that require high bandwidth and low latency, like augmented reality, become much more practical with Wi-Fi 6E, a new standard that opens up a huge swath of bandwidth for Wi-Fi.

Could your body become a diagnostic lab?

Researchers are working on sensors, embedded in the body, to detect disease. Widespread use of such devices could aid both patients and researchers.

The future of analytics is real time

The amount of data we are gathering at the edge can be staggering, so how do you derive the most value from it?

Edge monitoring and management in the age of IoT

For many organizations, management at scale is an afterthought in edge computing deployments. That needs to change.

How swarm learning provides data insights while protecting data sovereignty

By sharing neural network parameters over blockchain, researchers can collaborate on data in different jurisdictions without actually sharing the data.

Lessons for retailers: Finding opportunities in challenging times

The pandemic forced retailers of all sizes to rethink their businesses. One solution: the 'hyper-aware' store.

Six predictions for the future of the edge

The edge is going to change the way we interact with each other and the world.

What's the edge really about? We asked our experts

What is edge computing exactly? At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we broadly define the edge as a place where people, places, things, and their data intersect.

The edge is on your mango: Energy harvesting and IoT

Devices that collect energy from their surroundings are a foundation for a connected world of smarter things.

This article/content was written by the individual writer identified and does not necessarily reflect the view of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.