According to research firm MarketsandMarkets™, from 2017 through to 2022, edge computing will experience a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35.4% (from $1.47 Billion US to $6.72 Billion US). Those in the business of distributing, configuring and selling IT solutions recognize that traditional IT offerings will need to be modified in order to accommodate these new edge computing environments.
A number of factors influence the adaptation of edge computing in what are primarily remote locations. These include fast delivery and ease of installation, operation and management of that hardware equipment such as server racks and software. These systems also need to perform in such a way as to address latency, bandwidth cost and data location issues.