An analysis by the consulting firm Grand View Research estimates that the global edge computing market will reach US $ 43,400 million in 2027. Along with this, Gartner projections indicate that by 2025, 75% of business data will be processed outside from conventional data centers or from the cloud or edge computing.
Both figures reaffirm a clear trend, the consolidation of edge-based solutions and platforms.
For years we have been observing a greater investment in connectivity in Latin America, but the important thing is not only to reach the main centers, but to make all that infrastructure that is being developed as ubiquitous as possible, in order to reach the last corners where the companies and people need that connectivity.
Therefore, in addition to improving connectivity, it is essential that computing is as distributed as possible, that is, that companies can process data as close to the points where it is captured, in order to act quickly on it. This implies building smarter networks, with processing capacity and, from the clients’ perspective, the possibility that they can not only connect to these centers in different ways, but also have the ability to run applications on the most appropriate platform. (physical servers, virtual machines, containers).
Edge Computing in 2022
In this way, for any application, be it business, entertainment, or personal, latency becomes a critical element in the definition of response time, since the shorter it is, the greater the capacity to offer better services and a better user experience.
Now, the design of these applications that will be deployed in edge solutions is key, since it must consider from its genesis the point where we are going to look for the data, to where it is processed. This goes beyond basic hardware technology, as it involves a synergistic integration of the architectures involved. Along with this, we must not forget that these sets of systems require highly trained human resources, so it is critical to have prepared human capital and have the skills required in this type of industry.
Finally, it is essential to have all the necessary internal processes to ensure the highest possible availability. High availability is a critical element when we think about these types of user experiences. You must have the necessary systems so that nothing impacts the service to the end customer.
Considering the above, a Edge-based solution must guarantee that any application and transaction is developed in optimal conditions, especially since there is the data that is critical for our clients and for people, so from the operator’s point of view, the implementation of this technology must be carried out under the premise of “Ever closer, ever faster, and also ever safer.”
As players in this industry, we are seeing a strong and rapid adoption of edge-based solutions, both because supply is increasing and vendors are strongly driving development, while customer demand is also increasing.
In this way, a perfect combination is configured where we observe more and more adoption and specific cases that will help to transform into a reality solutions that perhaps today we are not even imagining, and that will ultimately change the way we are going to live and work in the future.