Cloud & Edge Computing
Cloud & Edge Computing
Edge computing and cloud computing are two different computing models that can be used to process and store data. Edge computing is a distributed computing model that brings computing power closer to the edge of a network, while cloud computing is a centralised computing model that relies on remote servers to process and store data.
In simple terms, Edge Computing brings computing resources and data storage closer to the devices and sensors that produce the data, rather than sending it to a centralised location or cloud for processing.
This is becoming increasingly relevant as the number of internet-connected devices (such as sensors, wearables, and mobile devices) continues to grow and where specific industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and smart cities, need to process large amounts of data in real-time. Edge Computing allows for faster decision-making and more efficient resource utilisation, leading to reduced latency, improved response times, and enhanced data privacy and security.
Edge computing is likely to become as necessary to your organisation's overall platform as cloud is. Leaving it for a future time could result in major changes being required to existing cloud architectures and more time and money spent on trying to overlay and integrate more physical systems into a highly virtualised environment.
Reduced network congestion
Edge computing can be more reliable and efficient than cloud computing and can reduce the need for data transfer and ensure the continuity of operations.
Edge computing is ideal for applications that require real-time processing and low latency.
Better security and data privacy
In some cases, data privacy and security concerns may make it necessary to process data at the edge rather than in the cloud.
Edge computing can be more cost-effective than cloud computing in some cases, especially for applications that require fast processing power.
Cloud computing has brought about a revolutionary shift in how organisations operate, offering many benefits. It has transformed the way organisations in the UK leverage technology to drive growth and innovation. By harnessing the power of the cloud, clients, regardless of their size, can unlock a wide array of advantages that enable them to deliver success in today’s fast-paced digital landscape.
One of the key strengths of cloud computing is its unmatched scalability. With the cloud, organisations can effortlessly adjust their IT resources to meet fluctuating demands, without the need for significant upfront investments in infrastructure. This level of flexibility allows organisations to be agile, respond at speed to market changes, and effectively manage operational costs.
Data security is a critical concern for businesses, particularly with the increasingly stringent regulations and escalating cyber threats. Cloud computing effectively addresses these concerns by providing robust security measures and advanced data protection. Claritas adhere to rigorous compliance standards, ensuring that data is securely stored, transmitted, and accessed, instilling confidence and peace of mind in our clients.
There is also a growing emphasis on complete data sovereignty, particularly in the UK public sector, where it is crucial for data to remain within the UK and be accessed solely within its borders. Claritas is thrilled to announce our new Sovereign Cloud – a fully secure and assured cloud offering that provides full and comprehensive data protection in accordance with Part 3 of the Data Protection Act and GDPR governance within the UK.
Furthermore, cloud computing empowers businesses by granting them access to cutting-edge technologies and services that were once only accessible to large enterprises. Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK can now leverage enterprise-grade infrastructure enabling them to compete on an equal footing with industry leaders.
Organisations can scale IT infrastructure up or down as needed without having to invest in expensive hardware or software, allowing organisations to become more agile and respond quickly to changing market conditions.
Providing flexibility to access your data and applications from anywhere, at any time, on any device. This can enable remote work, collaboration, and productivity.
We invest heavily in security measures and have teams of experts dedicated to protecting their customers' data. This can help businesses to improve their overall security posture and reduce the risk of data breaches.
Enabling businesses to quickly experiment with new technologies and services without having to make large upfront investments. This can help businesses to stay competitive and innovate at a faster pace.