10 Edge Computing Products You Should Know About
The worldwide edge computing market is exploding, expected to grow over 12 percent annually to $250 billion by 2024, according to IT research firm IDC.
The goal of edge computing is to reduce latency and network congestion, while boosting data security by putting storage, networking, software, security and servers where the data resides to be collected and processed locally. By deploying tailormade edge devices where the data is generated, edge computing environments can manage devices over a smaller and more efficient local network where bandwidth is used by local data-generating devices, thus making latency and congestion no longer an issue for businesses.
By 2029, IT research firm Gartner predicts that more than 15 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will attach to an enterprise’s infrastructure, many of which will be at the edge. This spike in connected devices at the edge means more opportunities for channel partners and vendors as well as for the leading cloud providers who are deploying more offerings specifically for edge sites.
Edge computing devices, software and platforms enable a zero-touch, distributed computing environment for applications and data processing at or near the edge. CRN breaks down 10 edge computing devices that are making waves in 2021 and driving the ever-expanding edge market.