Enterprise edge compute opportunity expands in COVID-19 economy as use cases emerge in areas such as societal health and safety

Enterprise edge compute opportunity expands in COVID-19 economy

While the overall IT infrastructure market is challenged by shifting spending habits due to COVID-19, the lifestyle changes necessitated by the virus have shifted workloads and customers closer to the edge, creating significant opportunity in the enterprise edge compute market. However, because this is a lone bright spot in an otherwise uncertain landscape, competition is stark and there will be winners and losers. TBR predicts that as countries and businesses try to regain a sense of normalcy, new technology will be necessary to make it possible, including edge use cases for temperature monitoring and surveillance systems to scan for appropriate social distancing and mask wearing. A key issue with these edge opportunities is how to embrace this technology without sacrificing privacy, a factor that will delay adoption even though the technology is already available.

TBR’s Enterprise Edge Compute Market Landscape, which is global in scope, details edge compute trends among both vendors and their customers. Vendor coverage includes: Amazon Web Services, Atos, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Digital Realty, Equinix, Huawei, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Lenovo and Microsoft. This research includes current-year market sizing and a five-year forecast.