What recommendations would you make to successfully implement Edge Computing?
Edge Computing will minimize latency – the time spent traversing a question and an answer across the network.
And to achieve this, it will encompass an entire ecosystem that includes 5G networks, fiber-optic-based infrastructure and the energy necessary to achieve it. However, it is the servers that are responsible for processing and managing the data instantaneously.
Preparing for Edge Computing
According to Gartner, by 2025, 75% of business data will generate and process at the Edge of the network, beyond traditional data centers. Thus, in little more than two years, computing as we know it will have radically changed.
And the market is ready. According to Grand View Research, the demand for Edge Computing may reach US$61,140 million in 2028, with a growth of 38.4%.
Latin America is one of the regions increasing its investment in Edge technologies. In 2020, Edge business spending was US$4.739 million according to Edge Spending Guide – IDC, July 2020, showing growth of 7.54% compared to 2019.
In addition, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16% is expected in the region for 2024, reaching US$8,573 million.
IDC also adds that five economic sectors represented 57% of spending on Edge Computing in 2020. They are manufacturing, banking, retail, telecommunications and insurance.
However, the demand generates new use cases, new business models and new industry players that will include everything from application developers and Edge solutions to new hardware, which will take advantage of innovative production scenarios.
To find out more, we ask the opinions of Christiano Lucena, VP of Storage, Platforms and Solutions Sales at Dell Technologies Latin America; Andres Campuzano, Compute Business Group Segment Sales Leader, Latin America at Hewlett Packard Enterprise; and Alejandro Pérez Quintero, Solution Sales Executive at Lenovo ISG (Infrastructure Solutions Group).