More than half of business use or plan to utilise edge computing

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Edge computing adoption is picking up, with 54% of organisations either utilising or planning to utilise edge computing technologies within the next year. 

Another 30% have plans to evaluate edge deployments over the next 12 to 24 months.

These details were unveiled in the 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey report compiled by the Eclipse Foundation, one of the world’s largest open source foundations.

IoT technologies are being adopted at an...

Edge computing in manufacturing: Organisational progress and product updates

For manufacturers, the digitisation and automation of processes, from the factory floor to research and development, is a key step to competitive advantage. Edge computing, as an emerging paradigm, can fit squarely into this Industry 4.0 vision.

But how are manufacturers getting on? A new report from IDC and Lumen Technologies has found more than two thirds (69%) of companies polled were using edge solutions to better acquire, analyse, and act on critical data.

The...

New report sheds light on ‘burgeoning’ China edge cloud market

A new report has explored the appetite for edge cloud technologies in China - and has cited BaishanCloud as a leader amid overall encouraging signs.

The report from EqualOcean, an investment resource for Chinese tech businesses, argues that as the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to an acceleration of Internet usage in China, this has translated to the 'inspiration' of the cloud industry and, further on, edge cloud.

By the end of last year, according to national IT...

LF State of the Edge report: $800bn market by 2028, strong and varied ecosystem

Here's an example of the scale of edge computing over the next decade: according to the LF Edge 'State of the Edge' report, total cumulative capital expenditures of up to $800 billion (£580bn) will be spent on the market between now and 2028.

The market research for the report from LF Edge, part of the Linux Foundation, was conducted by Tologa Research. The company concluded that the expenditure would be spent on new and replacement IT server equipment and edge computing...

Analysing edge computing’s potential for exponential growth – and the Internet of Everything

By 2025, cloud will lead the ICT infrastructure market, with edge computing exponentially growing - according to a new report from Reply.

The IT services provider, in its report 'From Cloud to Edge', looks at the cloud computing market after the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as edge computing and distributed cloud use cases. The report was a showcase of Reply's Trend SONAR, a proprietary data-driven platform.

Similar to when Zach Shelby, CEO of Edge Impulse, was interviewed...

Telehouse report notes tipping point for edge infrastructure investment

Almost nine in 10 UK IT decision makers say edge computing will be important to their business in the next decade - while only a quarter of organisations deploy edge in some capacity today.

The findings come from new research by data centre provider Telehouse. The 'Vision 2030' report, which surveyed 250 UK IT executives, found 89% expecting edge to be key in the next 10 years. Three quarters of those polled said they expected the volume of data they manage to at least double over...

Enterprise execs prefer latency to speed – bolstering the edge use case

A new report from IDC argues enterprises are prioritising latency over speed for data transfer - and turning to solutions which move technology resources closer to where data is produced and consumed.

The report, 'Edge Computing Solutions Powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution' (email required), was commissioned by Lumen Technologies - the company formerly known as CenturyLink - and Intel.

90% of business leaders polled - 800 IT and operational technology decision...

5G service providers need to capitalise on wireless enterprise with MEC, says Dell’Oro Group

5G service providers are now in an important position. They can increase revenues from the enterprise market by offering premium services and performance with guaranteed SLAs - and as a new Dell'Oro Group whitepaper notes, one of the key features enabling this is multi-access edge computing (MEC).

The paper, 'How 5G Service Providers Can Capitalise on the Wireless Enterprise Market Opportunity', defines MEC in two ways: public and private. Public MEC 'is a service available to all...

Edge computing spend in Canada to hit C$7.5bn by 2024, predicts IDC

Total spend on edge computing in Canada will hit C$7.5 billion (£4.33bn) by 2024 at a CAGR of 12.3%, according to IDC.

The findings, which appear as part of the analyst firm's Worldwide Edge Spending Guide, sees retail as the industry with the most spend, ahead of federal and central government and banking. Retail is predicted to see a five year CAGR of 14.7%, with six of the 19 analysed industry segments delivering more than 5% of total Canadian spending in...

Analysis: The economics of edge computing

Moving your computing workload to the edge will cost a bit more than you’re accustomed to. Life is good down on the data farm where a hyperscale environment has driven some incredibly low costs. Moving the platform to the edge will set you back, but if it’s implemented properly the cost can be contained.

As shown below, comparing a hyperscale provider’s edge configurations and their regional data centres, we see that the edge platform costs about 35 – 55% more. (We...