Enterprise and Telecom Spending Will Drive Edge Deployment Despite Hyperscaler Head Start

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1Q 2022 | IN-6426


Edge Server Deployment and Spending Is Evolving


When considering edge computing, it is impossible to ignore the headway being made by hyperscalers in bringing innovative solutions and making them available in selected areas. Looking at the progress being made in North America, the three major hyperscalers all have made significant investments: Amazon Web Services (AWS) has brought Local Zones to twenty-one US cities and has plans to roll out to eleven European cities by the end of this year, Microsoft has plans to deploy two Azure Edge Zones in the USA this year, and Google has deployed their network edge solutions at over 140 locations globally. The global edge roll-out for all hyperscalers is under way. Most of the investments in hardware that have been made by the hyperscalers have been deployed into metro city areas with a population over three million, which ensures there is ample opportunity to recoup a healthy return on those investments—in other words, they are harvesting the low hanging fruit that is presented by these wealthy metro populations and their associated industries. Perhaps with the exce…

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