Polymerizing Edge Solutions: Market Activity and Acquisitions

Polymerizing Edge Solutions: Market Activity and Acquisitions

This IDC Market Note highlights recent acquisitions and activities that have the potential to reduce friction for organizations extending IT service to edge locations. Recently, there has been a flurry of activity around the operational edge. In this Market Note, select activity has been highlighted to make enterprises aware of potential impact to their strategy or existing technology portfolio. "Assembling a converged IT/OT solution has in many ways become synonymous with cloud enabling edge resources and workloads," says Jonathan Lang, research manager for IDC's Worldwide IT/OT Convergence Strategies program. "But the approach in the market is still varied, from ecosystems to partnerships to acquisitions. In the end, it will come down to the providers' abilities to operationalize their strategy and prove its viability to customers."

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Executive Snapshot
In This Market Note
IDC's Point of View
Edge Takes a Village
Recent Edge Acquisitions
Johnson Controls and FogHorn
Aptiv and Wind River
Zayo and QOS Networks
American Tower and CoreSite
Siemens Industrial Edge Management System
Dell and Litmus Automation Partnership
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