Glossary

Computing and technology jargon can be tough to understand when you are learning how to invest. Hover over these terms for explanations.

  • Edge Computing

    Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm that brings computation and data storage closer to the location where it is needed, to improve response times and save bandwidth.

  • Latency

    Latency from a general point of view is a time delay between the cause and the effect of some physical change in the system being observed, but, known within gaming circles as "lag", latency is a time interval between the input to a stimulation and the visual or auditory response, often occurring because of network delay in online games.

  • Multi-CDN

    For many, little to nothing must be changed to use a multi-CDN.  For others, certain workflow adjustments are needed to become “CDN agnostic”.  Generally, the goal is to pull content processing functions upstream (towards the origin and away from the CDN).  Doing so simplifies the role that the CDNs play and makes them more interchangeable.