Q2. Where is edge computing in its growth curve? How far are we from peak edge computing?
a2: In its infancy but growing fast. Gartner says in 2018, 10% of enterprise data was being generated at the edge. By 2025, this number is predicted to be 75%
@brucekornfeld That's a stunning growth rate. There's gold in them hills :)
A2. The market for edge native compute services is in a formative and rapidly evolving stage, without dominant vendors or widely adapted standard solutions. I’d still say the peak is some years away, maybe 5-10 years
#eWeekChat We are definitely in early stage. Not sure I can call the peak but would like to run towards it as fast we can. :-)
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A2. IMO still very much only getting started, we’re only now seeing in earnest SaaS offerings for deploying Kubernetes applications to edge in a developer friendly way (which for realtime products, services & entertainment running a % of the stack there can be game changing)
also - the pandemic caused all sorts of businesses to accelerate their edge strategies....
A2: It is fast maturing and poised to overtake cloud in terms of computing in only several years.
E.g. big uptick in #enterprise #video w/ #WfH #HybridWork #WfWW # - unsustainable #bandwidth without #Edge e.g. in-browser #eCDN (cf @kollectivetech) to on-prem #EdgeCache (@Qumu Pathfinder). Boxes making a comeback? #SiliconValleyHBO
Just looking at the number of edge focused projects accepted by the CNCF in the last couple years tells its own story
A2: Edge for those who used CDN, who used Mobile has been there for a long time , those who talked about programmable services (Telcos who went into redefinition of Network Functions and Services) used that , but in broader Enterprises domain, it is becoming more of a need now.
@Chris_Ehrlich and data creation/storage has likely already overtaken the cloud
@brucekornfeld Follow the data :)
@iLakshmiS Yes, exactly - IT has always had #edge - sort of. In mobile apps or CDNs as you say. Also in-browser compute, localized storage, virtual desktops. Edge, but also not.
@dangit_hub good point on the numbers from CNCF
+! @andimann compute solutions, storage solutions and we see that trend catching up.. Our Compute@Edge customers have many innovative ways in which they use our Edge while they effectively have Apps on prem and also in cloud