In an earlier post, we explored the case for embedded intelligence in edge devices. In that post, we noted that edge devices with embedded intelligence have enough compute power and advanced programming to make their own operational decisions based on local data.
That’s the story of one intelligent device. But what happens when multiple edge devices need to work together and feed data to each other? This is where the edge cloud comes into play. As explained by my colleague Ryan Andersen, Director of Strategy for Dell Technologies, an edge cloud acts as an intelligent overlay to help capture, curate, analyze and protect the data generated by many edge devices. With the proper edge-cloud infrastructure, edge devices can learn together, making the collective whole more intelligent than the sum of its parts.