Edge computing concept is going to play a dominant role in the forthcoming technology developments, disrupting economies at a large scale. Due its distributed and localized nature, edge computing can be an antibody for big trusts, if properly exploited. Synergistically employing edge computing with upcoming technologies such as 5G provides an opportunity for EU to capitalize on its local resource and infrastructure and its SME-dominated application development landscape and achieve an edge-computing-driven disruption with a local business scope.
H2020 ACCORDION project aims at establishing an opportunistic approach that brings together edge resource/infrastructures to support NextGen applications. Namely those applications that are currently not deployed on clouds because of their dependency on on-premise infrastructures or specialized end-devices but also because are too latency-sensitive or data-dependent to be moved to the public cloud.