Jan 2019 - Market Perspective - Doc # US44602118
The Edge — Perspectives on Market Definitions and Sizing
By: Ashish NadkarniGroup Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Deepak MohanResearch Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Gabriele RobertiResearch Manager, European Industry Solutions, Customer Insights & Analysis, Stephen BelangerSenior Research Analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Matthew EastwoodSenior Vice President, Enterprise, Datacenter, Cloud Infrastructure and Developers, David ReinselSr. Vice President, Global Datasphere, IoT, Mobility, Security, Consumer, Semiconductors, Telecom, Client Computing and Imaging/Print/Document Solutions, Bruno TeytonResearch Director, EMEA Telecommunications and Networking, Carrie MacGillivrayGroup Vice President, Internet of Things, 5G & Mobility, Rohit MehraVice President, Network Infrastructure
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the "edge" landscape, as well as a set of definitions to describe the various usages of the word, including a place or location, a deployment model, and one or more technologies. This document also discusses key vendor examples and market strategies for edge computing to provide additional context for this increasingly important infrastructure tier.
"The edge is one of the most talked about topics in the IT industry today," said Ashish Nadkarni, group VP, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, IDC. "With growth of demand and the proliferation of offerings, alignment of terminology and structured understanding of the core to edge stack will be catalysts to enable matching of technologies and providers to customer needs."
Core and Edge Computing Platforms , Enterprise Communications Infrastructure , European Internet of Things Ecosystem and Trends , Internet of Things Ecosystem and Trends , Internet of Things: Infrastructure and the Intelligent Edge
Air interface, Analytic applications, Digital transformation, Enterprise server, Ethernet switch, Internet of things, Networking virtualization, Public cloud services, Routers, Wireless LAN infrastructure