This IDC Market Perspective provides insights into edge strategies for service providers and technology suppliers. Research indicates that IT spending in the near term is shifting from centralized infrastructure to distributed architectures in response to scalability and performance challenges introduced by next-generation technology such as IoT and AI. An edge strategy creates an opportunity to capitalize on this trend while mitigating potential challenges.
"Edge computing represents the next evolution of distributed systems, complementing datacenter and cloud infrastructure," said Dave McCarthy, research director, Edge Strategies at IDC. "Deploying processing and storage closer to the point of data generation enables enterprises to make quicker, more accurate decisions while controlling costs."