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...

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...

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...