Edge Appliance is a Google Cloud-managed, secure, high-performance appliance for edge locations. It provides local storage, ML inference, data transformation, and export.

Customers are increasingly generating digital signals at their locations with cameras, sensors, and devices. This data needs to be securely stored and quickly processed to generate actionable insights. Low latency connectivity and high bandwidth may be limitations to running these far edge workloads in cloud datacenters. Regulatory compliance may require data being sent to the cloud to be obfuscated.

Google Distributed Cloud Edge Appliance simplifies data collection, analytics, and processing at far edge locations. Your data is stored on the appliance, where containerized applications process the data locally using ML inference, aggregation, and custom logic to generate insights. Configurable transfer jobs easily move aggregated insights and relevant data to Cloud Storage when connectivity and bandwidth are available.