Future CIO (2023-04-06)
ABI Research says the anticipated growth in global edge server deployments is yet to come. Over the next five years, the firm expects significant acceleration, led predominantly by on-premises and carrier deployment, creating an Edge Server total addressable market of US$18.99 billion by 2027, a CAGR of 53.8%.
Enterprise on-premises edge deployment is expected to expand aggressively over the forecast period. In 2022, this segment accounted for as little as 7% of global spending on edge servers; however, by 2027, this segment will have expanded to 55%.
“This huge acceleration over the next five years will result from several factors. The first is related to edge hardware and software maturity. On-going innovation will likely lead to large strides in portability, energy efficiency, and performance guarantees. The second is the accelerated investment in digital transformation across verticals,” explains ABI Research's distributed and edge computing analyst, Reece Hayden.