Why Edge Computing Architecture Is Coming to Your Enterprise
Enterprises are paying close attention to the opportunities edge computing creates. Thirty-two percent of organizations with more than 5,000 employees use edge computing, according to IT professional network Spiceworks’ 2019 State of IT report, and 57% of decision makers in the 2019 Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics Mobility Survey said that edge computing is on their road map in the next 12 months.
Grand View Research forecasts the global edge computing market will reach $28.8 billion by 2025, a compound annual growth rate of 54%. Edge computing is poised to fuel innovation in smart grid networks and infrastructure safety monitoring. It can also enhance smart manufacturing initiatives, especially as access to next-generation 5G wireless networks grows more commonplace, bringing faster data speeds and higher bandwidth.
“We are moving from a world dominated by the flat, static, two-dimensional internet into a world filled with rich, multidimensional experiences, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and tactile applications,” the Grand View Research report notes. “[Edge computing] is the keystone technology that will enable a rich portfolio of innovative services.”