Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Hint

Swipe to navigate through the articles of this issue

18-01-2021 | Survey Article

Edge computing: current trends, research challenges and future directions

Journal:
Computing
Authors:
Gonçalo Carvalho, Bruno Cabral, Vasco Pereira, Jorge Bernardino
Important notes

Publisher's Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Abstract

The edge computing (EC) paradigm brings computation and storage to the edge of the network where data is both consumed and produced. This variation is necessary to cope with the increasing amount of network-connected devices and data transmitted, that the launch of the new 5G networks will expand. The aim is to avoid the high latency and traffic bottlenecks associated with the use of Cloud Computing in networks where several devices both access and generate high volumes of data. EC also improves network support for mobility, security, and privacy. This paper provides a discussion around EC and summarized the definition and fundamental properties of the EC architectures proposed in the literature (Multi-access Edge Computing, Fog Computing, Cloudlet Computing, and Mobile Cloud Computing). Subsequently, this paper examines significant use cases for each EC architecture and debates some promising future research directions.

Please log in to get access to this content

To get access to this content you need the following product:

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 58.000 Bücher
  • über 300 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Versicherung + Risiko




Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Springer Professional "Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 50.000 Bücher
  • über 380 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Umwelt
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe




Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 69.000 Bücher
  • über 500 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Umwelt
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe
  • Versicherung + Risiko

Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Literature
About this article

Premium Partner

    Image Credits