Edge Computing Simplified: Explore all aspects of edge computing for business leaders and technologists Front Cover

Edge Computing Simplified: Explore all aspects of edge computing for business leaders and technologists

  • Length: 178 pages
  • Edition: 1
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  • Publication Date: 2024-06-14
  • ISBN-10: 1835884180
  • ISBN-13: 9781835884188

Get to grips with the full stack of edge computing technologies from silicon and cloud to AI, and discover real-world business use cases and applications of edge computing

Key Features

  • Benefit from clear, non-technical explanations suitable for entry-level learners
  • Understand the costs, tradeoffs, and technical challenges of building a full-stack edge system
  • Explore a plethora of different real-world use cases analyzed in detail from a system and business perspective

Book Description

The migration of computing to the edge is the logical progression of where computing is performed on a global scale. Edge computing is not a new paradigm but a necessary technology to address issues such as latency, service charges, reliability, connectivity, and privacy. This book walks you through the definition and architecture of edge computing systems and why they are critical in today’s ecosystem of IoT devices and an “everything connected” world.

You will start your journey with an introduction to different edge computing hardware platforms, which vary by use case. From there, you’ll explore operating systems and middleware packages that manage edge devices such as Azure IoT. Then, you will explore communication systems such as near-range Bluetooth and RFID as well as long-range systems such as 5G. Networking protocols will be covered, which are the heart of edge systems. Technologies such as MQTT, which make up the backbone of edge to cloud communication, are examined. Then, you will move on to edge applications such as edge predictive AI and federated computing. We wrap up by investigating the security and vulnerability envelope of edge systems.

This book is intended to quickly familiarize you with edge systems technologies and use cases, without burdening you with complicated jargon and low-level details.

What you will learn

  • Learn about edge systems’ architecture from simple use cases to complex content delivery
  • Learn the elements of edge hardware and differences in far edge equipment
  • Develop a solid understanding of edge communication systems and networking
  • Develop an understanding of edge system software and partitioning
  • Understand edge services and applications such as AI and federated learning
  • Learn how security comes into play on edge systems

Who this book is for

Edge Computing Simplified is for mid-to-senior level technology leaders and managers exploring the realm of IoT and edge computing. Beginners keen to start their journey with IoT and edge computing without diving into technical details will also find this book useful. Some familiarity with IT concepts like networking or cloud computing may help you understand the topics in this book more easily, but the book is written in a way to gently walk you through the complexities of edge technologies.

Table of Contents

  • The Edge, The Cloud, and The Hype
  • Digital Transformation History
  • Edge Systems’ Componentry
  • Software and System Frameworks
  • Connecting Things – Networking and Communications
  • Edge Protocols – The Language of Edge Machines
  • Making the Edge Work Through AI
  • Security at the Edge
  • Edge Computing Futures and Predictions
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