Edge device: What is it?

What is an edge device? I am currently taking the MLops course and I have heard it a lot but I still do not understand what it means. Is it like a test device?

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Hi Anoetar!

According to Wikipedia:

An edge device is a device that provides an entry point into enterprise or service provider core networks. Examples include routers, routing switches, integrated access devices (IADs), multiplexers, and a variety of metropolitan area network (MAN) and wide area network (WAN) access devices. Edge devices also provide connections into carrier and service provider networks. An edge device that connects a local area network to a high speed switch or backbone (such as an ATM switch may be called an edge concentrator.

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What is an Edge device