Projected Edge Computing Investment Fuels Partner Possibilities
… integrators, MSPs and the like.
“Cloud computing has taken a ‘bite’ out of traditional enterprise networking,” Kyung Mun, principal analyst at Mobile Experts, said in a press release. “Now, we see an opportunity for cloud computing to take another bite, by allowing enterprises to automate more of their processes through better networking.”
This will happen as cloud providers – AWS, Azure, Google and others – move closer to their users and team up with the telcos.
“A lot of the IT workloads for any company in the world have moved into the cloud,” Madden said. “Now it’s time to move a lot of the other stuff.”
That’s starting to happen. Mobile Experts found that edge computing server shipments will grow at a more than 50 percent CAGR from about 6,000 in 2018 to more than 74,000 in 2024. Capex spending on near-edge data centers will make up the largest segment, according to Mobile Experts.
All in all, edge computing represents opportunity that channel partners will not want to ignore.
“Evolving market and technology dynamics will create explosive growth in the near term,” Mun said.