Edge computing's fundamental principle of bringing computing as close to the user as possible is a fast, efficient method for delivering complex computing services. However, unlike data center-based distributed architecture, which involves communication between clusters of machines in the same location, edge computing involves physical devices spread over wide areas.
In edge computing architecture, logical, physical, and data segmentation is critical. Where and how computing assets exist are important factors. Infrastructure at the edge collects, processes and reduces vast quantities of data for a variety of industries and markets.