In 2018, 33 zettabytes of data were generated, according to the IDC Data Age 2025 report. Within seven years, IDC predicts that number will grow to an astounding 175 zettabytes. Nearly 30% of that data will require real-time processing. How we’ve treated data in the past will change to accommodate this incredible growth, and edge computing and data centers are part of the solution.
Global Market Insights predicts that the edge data center market will grow at a CAGR of roughly 20% between 2018 and 2024. Grand Valley Research puts that number at more than 50% for edge computing as a whole.
As edge computing expands, everyone from data center providers to carriers will need to expand with this new data origination horizon. Traditional data centers won’t be abandoned, but edge data center solutions will become a larger — and necessary — part of the puzzle. The challenge will be building them out with an adequate footprint, infrastructure, and connectivity to meet fast-growing demand.
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