Prepare to thrive in the new, distributed compute ecosystem




By 2024, the number of edge-located servers will double, unlocking new opportunities for innovation and for new market entrants. Meanwhile, cloud computing continues to soar as companies adopt a cloud-first strategy. We are here to help guide you through these developments and to position your organization for success.

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A $72 billion equipment opportunity awaits at the edge.

The move to the edge is giving rise to a new distributed computing ecosystem that spans cloud service providers, communication services providers, and enterprise on-premise locations. Top edge computing use cases—such as manufacturing process automation, immersive experiences, behavior monitoring, gaming, smart cities, and autonomous vehicles—will require computing power moved closer to the end user. Simultaneously, the use of cloud computing is booming as organizations look for more agile approaches to IT delivery of applications, workloads, and services – fostering a $400 billion off-premises cloud services market by 2024.

Whether you are a service provider, technology vendor, enterprise decision maker, investor, or journalist, rely on Omdia for timely, accurate market data and forecasting on data center services and construction, IT and physical equipment infrastructure – as well as insights into managing the IT ecosystem and operations. We help you keep pace with this rapidly evolving ecosystem and spot emerging opportunities.

Are you ready for the new compute ecosystem?

The planet’s digitization is forging a new IT ecosystem with compute distributed from the cloud to the edge – where a $72 billion edge equipment market opportunity awaits by 2024. With more than 400 analysts covering over 200 markets, Omdia is here to help you decide where to play, what to build, and how to win.

The Edge: Our Top 5 Survey Results

Omdia recently surveyed 18 thought leaders actively working on edge computing in the telco, cloud service provider, open source community, and technology
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View or download the infographic to see what we learned. 

Related content in the series

New Compute Ecosystem: From Cloud to Edge Report - 2021
An analysis of the entirety of the data center IT and physical infrastructure equipment needed to support near-edge data requirements. Insight into drivers, barriers, workloads and adoption stages are presented, based on a survey of 18 thought leaders active in edge computing.
Webcast: The emerging edges: What, where, when?
Join Omdia for a discussion on how and when the edge computing rollout will happen and how to position your organization to maximize opportunities in the new compute ecosystem.
Video: All eyes are on the Edge
Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations, describes the edge opportunity and what companies will need to capitalize on it.

Get answers for tomorrow's questions today

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Cloud & Telco Service Providers


  • How can we position and message the benefits of our services to enterprises?

  • Which technology vendors have solutions that fit my data center needs?

  • How will the shift to edge computing change the market for service providers?

  • How are data center networks evolving to meet edge computing requirements?



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Technology Vendors


  • How are enterprises, cloud, and communication (Telecom) providers deploying compute at the edge?

  • What is the adoption rate of open computing?

  • What are the disruptive technologies that will impact my markets?

  • What are the sizes, shares, forecasts, and the competitive landscape like for data center computing/networking equipment, racks, power distribution, storage, and cooling equipment and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) hardware?

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Enterprise


  • What is the impact of disruptive technology on IT departments: AIOps, cloud-native ecosystem, increased cloud adoption (hybrid and multi-cloud), and edge-computing requirements?

  • In what software environments are workloads being managed today and where will they be moving over the next 18 months?


  • Which companies hold the top rankings for private and public cloud management services?




Omdia Expert Analysis

“New technologies will be needed to support remote workers, automated operations, and could be candidates to benefit from low cost of capital. This will likely include additional edge located sensors collecting more data and compute capacity to process the data. It is easy to imagine an acceleration of edge computing deployments


Cliff Grossner, Sr. Director of Cloud & Data Center Research Practice

“Digitization of the planet demands a new IT ecosystem with compute distributed from the cloud to the edge.”




Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations


“Cloud and colocation service providers are introducing numerous solutions to help customers live life on the edge.”


Devan Adams, Sr. Principal Analyst

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