Not all enterprise applications have the same requirements. When computing extends across cloud, network, and edge with 5G, businesses will have choices around where and how to handle each application. One option, the cloud data center, provides high-volume processing and storage. On the other hand, the edge—which processes data closer to its source and the point of service delivery—provides ultra-low latency to help boost efficiency, improve service quality, and generate actionable insights faster.
Distributed computing gives businesses the flexibility to process application data in the location that delivers the most value. In many data-rich and time-sensitive use cases, that may not require a remote data center. 5G connectivity makes the division of computing resources along the cloud-network-edge continuum possible, and its ultra-reliable low-latency capabilities make the shorter connection between the device and the edge even more efficient. In fact, Gartner predicts that 75% of enterprise data will be created and processed outside the cloud by 2025 when 5G networks will be fully deployed.
The high speeds and ultra-low latency of 5G networks and edge processing will enable businesses to act on data insight in near real time and eliminate intolerable application delays.
Businesses will be equipped to grow and test new markets by expanding compute wherever it makes the most sense for business and TCO—at the edge or in the 5G-connected cloud.
Leveraging the increased bandwidth and reliability of 5G and edge computing, businesses will be able to deliver seamless customer experiences and unlock entirely new services for their industry.
Roadside units use 5G and the edge to route traffic in real time, inform driver trend analysis in the cloud, and support ultra-reliability for critical safety systems.
High-bandwidth 5G and edge computing merge the benefits of online and in-store retail for real-time personalization and efficient sensor-fed inventory systems.
5G and on-premise edge processing decrease production downtime by scaling technologies such as computer vision and enabling fast, data-driven decisions.
5G networks enable immersive gaming with fast streaming of high-quality video game content with the same, consistent experience of a gaming console.
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