Eclipse Foundation IoT developer survey: Edge analysis and highlights

The Eclipse Foundation's latest IoT developer survey has explored edge computing trends for the first time - with interesting results.

The study, which polled more than 1650 respondents from various industries and organisations, is also aimed at improving the foundation's Edge Native Working Group, looking at delivering open source edge platforms.

Artificial intelligence was reported as the most frequent edge workload, cited by 30% of those polled. Control logic (29%),...

Edge computing global spend to hit $250 billion by 2024, says IDC

Global spending on edge computing will hit $250 billion (£193.2bn) by 2024, according to IDC, led by a future of 'extraordinary value and opportunity.'

According to IDC's nascent Worldwide Edge Spending Guide, the market as defined will see a CAGR of 12.5% between the 2019 and 2024 forecast period.

Of that figure, the services market - taking into account professional and provisioned services - will account for almost half (46.2%) of all edge spending by 2024. Hardware...

AI at the edge: Omdia notes five key factors to consider

One of the most important potential areas for edge computing is the impact on artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge - and a new report from Omdia explores five key areas of growth.

The analyst firm's paper, titled 'Connecting the Dots: AI at the Edge', noted that the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the main drivers for 'AI-at-the-edge', yet a number of different applications across multiple vertical market also apply.

The report noted five factors that would shape...

Schneider Electric, StorMagic and HPE team up for ‘edge in a box’ data centre

Schneider Electric, alongside partners StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), have announced the launch of an 'edge in a box' offering for systems specifically designed for edge computing environments.

The joint solution utilises Schneider Electric's 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center, StorMagic's SvSAN software and HPE's ProLiant servers, and can be customised through a global network of channel partners.

Potential use cases include supermarkets and...

Cloud vendors will take two thirds of edge service revenue, report predicts

The edge computing opportunity is an enticing one for cloud providers, telecoms operators, as well as enterprises. Yet according to a new market analysis, as much as two thirds of service revenue will fall to the cloud players.

The Edge Computing 2020 report, from analyst firm Mobile Experts, anticipates the global market for edge computing services to grow to approximately $7 billion in 2025. This makes for an interesting comparison with Frost & Sullivan, who assesses the...

Macrometa raises $7 million in seed funding as CEO notes ‘the edge is our oyster’

Macrometa, a provider of edge computing infrastructure for developers, has announced $7 million (£5.4m) in seed funding in a round led by DNX Ventures.

The company, in its own words, is 'fuelled by a vision of enabling developers to build apps and APIs without any limitations of time, space, and cloud architectures.' To do this, the emergence of edge computing, where computations are made closer to the data source, is seen as the answer.

"Our mission is to make every...

Deloitte defines the ‘intelligent edge’: The role AI will play

Analysis What is the intelligent edge? How is it useful, and how does it differ from other definitions?

The term 'intelligent edge' differs from edge computing in its traditional sense as the "edge network components can process the data intelligently, possibly bundling, refining or encrypting it for transit into the data warehouse", as a Techopedia definition puts it. "This can improve the agility of data-handling systems, as well as their safety."

Perhaps it is best...

Nine in 10 industrial enterprises will use ‘foundational’ edge by 2022, says Frost & Sullivan

Edge computing is a 'foundational' technology for industrial enterprises, according to Frost & Sullivan - with 90% of firms forecast to utilise edge by 2022.

The analyst firm added the multi-edge access computing (MEC) market, which incorporates the wider features of edge computing, is set to reach $7.23 billion (£5.6bn) by 2024.

Many of the use cases cited by Frost & Sullivan for industrial enterprises can be seen as an extension of current opportunies afforded...

Cloud gaming, V2X communications and Industrial IoT biggest use cases for edge development

Edge computing is being spoken of more and more – but predominantly from the hardware side. What does it mean from a software and development standpoint?

According to new research from MobiledgeX, multi-player and cloud gaming, V2X communications and Industrial IoT are the most viable short-term edge use cases.

The company has released its research after a three-year effort, alongside Deutsche Telekom, which collated standards and use cases based on market opportunity,...

HPE to acquire Silver Peak for $925m to beef up ‘edge-to-cloud’ strategy with SD-WAN

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced its intention to acquire SD-WAN provider Silver Peak for $925 million (£737.9m) to combine with its Aruba product for greater cloud networking.

The combination of the two companies, HPE said, would ‘accelerate cloud transformation for enterprises with a comprehensive edge-to-cloud networking solution covering all aspects of wired, wireless LAN, and WAN.’

While HPE will be best known to readers of this publication as a...