Distributed & Edge Computing Research Service

Our Distributed and Edge Computing service covers the evolution of processing platforms able to handle connectivity, IT, and OT workloads across public, private, edge and on-prem clouds to enable consistent and immersive user experiences for consumer and enterprise end users.

Distributed & Edge Computing Coverage

The emergence of new technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, heterogeneous computing, open and virtualized networks, containers, edge computing, private networks are disrupting the centralized computing model and leading to new computing paradigms based on distributed intelligence across the entire infrastructure.

Our Distributed & Edge Computing service focuses on the distribution of processing payloads between the public, private, edge, and on-premises domains, while assessing different stakeholder strategies and commercial opportunities across the entire supply chain. Hyperscalers, systems integrators, telco operators, and new entrants are all attempting to bridge these domains to provide seamless transitions between them. These hyper-converged systems will enable the next wave of applications and use cases.

Primary topics include the distributed computing ecosystem, market dynamics and key players, competitive analysis of key stakeholders. Topics also include various levels of workload orchestration from domain-specific orchestration (e.g., connectivity service orchestration, operation data orchestration, application orchestration) to end to end orchestration across domains.

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Coverage Areas Include

  • Quantitative analysis of distributed and edge computing space with deep segmentation of edge servers
  • Network process workloads and enabling technologies across different nodes of the network
  • Distributed edge computing, enabling new business models, including utility computing, computing on demand, Computing-as-a-Service, etc.
  • Orchestration solutions for hyperscalers, telco operators, new entrants, and systems integrators
  • Edge and distributed computing deployment trends across hyperscalers and telco operators
  • Competitive analysis of key stakeholders, including hyperscalers, Information Technology (IT) vendors, and telco operators
  • Distributed Computing in Private Networks: Enabling IT/Operational Technology (OT)/Customer Technology (CT) convergence, distribution, and portability of processing payloads across different domains
  • Distribution of intelligence across different cloud and edge domains
  • Distributed Computing Value Chain: Competitive analysis and key spheres of influence


We cover the technologies, trends, and markets from every angle, and we deliver our qualitative and quantitative intelligence in multiple formats.
Market Data spreadsheets are composed of deep data, market share analysis, and highly segmented, service-specific forecasts to provide detailed insight where opportunities lie.
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Our qualitative reports present in-depth analysis on key market trends, technologies, applications, and emerging companies. Reports are in PDF or PowerPoint format.
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ABI Insights offer expert perspective on recent news events, including M&As, proposed and recently enacted regulations, product launches, and market updates.
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Competitive Ranking reports offer comprehensive insight into different markets, assessing companies’ implementation and innovation strategies.
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