DEFINING FOUR EDGE ARCHETYPES AND THEIR TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

| April 16, 2018

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Over the last several years, “edge computing” has become one of the most talked about trends in IT, and for good reason. Grand Valley Research projects a CAGR of 41 percent for edge computing between 2018 and 2025. Nearly every industry is recognizing the limitations of supporting users and emerging technologies through centralized IT infrastructures and is pushing storage and computing closer to users and devices. That shift is becoming necessary because of the increased connectivity of devices and people and the huge volumes of data they generate and consume. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index global IP traffic reached 1.2 zetabytes in 2016. By 2021, it will almost triple, reaching 3.3 zetabytes. Also by 2021, Cisco projects the number of devices connected to IP networks to be three times the global population. That represents more than 23 billion connected devices in just three years. Other firms are making similar projections: by 2020, Gartner projects 20.8 billion connected devices, IDC 28.1 billion and IHS Markit 30.7 billion.

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