Distributed Cloud with Edge Server
The distributed hierarchical cloud is an emerging cloud architecture that provides cloud services to users and processes client data at locations close to them. It allows users to achieve a better user experience, reduces network bandwidth, provides lower latency, and achieves a lower total cost of ownership. The edge server proposed in this paper is a critical component of the distributed cloud. A case study of deploying edge server in an education cloud for Hongkou MOE, Shanghai PRC, is presented.