The Evolution of Edge Computing and Data Analytics in Federal IT – FedTech Magazine

Instead of transporting large amounts of information into data lakes to be analyzed,several federal agencies are now processing data as it’s being produced — and where — via edge computing.

Data from devices or sensors can be processed by software in real time in an edge-based structure, allowing agencies to quickly access and utilize any findings for faster decision-making.

“If an organization has thousands of live camera feeds, and each camera has a computer vision model that sends an alert when it recognizes an object or activity, we no longer need to send the livestream, the data-intensive video, back to a centralized processing hub,” says Kyle Michl, chief innovation officer at Accenture Federal Services. “We can take action immediately or send relevant clips to the cloud for AI model training.”

Many artificial intelligence-enabled solutions can support an edge computing-based system, such as Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, powered by Intel Xeon processors, integrated VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure solutions and Dell Edge Gateways, which can allow agencies to collect, secure and analyze data from multiple devices and sensors.

Networking solutions, such as Dell EMC’s Virtual Edge Platform and SD-WAN Solution, powered by VMware, can help integrate edge devices into an agency’s existing network.

“The edge is quickly rivaling data centers and public clouds as the location where organizations are gaining valuable insights,” says Jeff…

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