December 20, 2016

Researchers Propose Using Software-Defined Networking to Unify Cloud and Edge

A team of researchers have proposed a method to use cloud and fog, or edge, computing structures to complement one another – rather than viewing edge computing as a replacement for the cloud. Using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to manage the interaction between cloud and edge resources, a network can remain dynamic, agile and efficient while providing a better experience for the end user.

Increased use of mobile devices has created stresses on cloud networks, which will only increase as mobile device use increases worldwide. Creating a system where cloud and edge computing resources are unified is a potential response to the challenges of overtaxed resources and unexpected latency, which can cause a degraded quality of experience for the end user.

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