According to Grand View Research, the value of the global edge computing market reached $3.5 billion in 2019 and that growth is expected to exceed $43 billion by 2027 – a compound annual growth rate of over 37%. This indicate a major change in the way data is being captured, analysed, processed, stored, and transmitted.

As the hybrid IT environment continues to expand, we recognise that our customers will be required to skilfully and simultaneously manage cloud, edge, and traditional on-premise data centres.

Edge computing is designed to put applications and data closer to devices — and their users. While cloud computing drove the creation of mega data centres, edge computing brings distributed IT with an exponential number of micro data centres and requires the same reliability and performance standards as large data centres.