Edge Computing Market by Component (Hardware, Platform, Solutions), Application (Smart Cities, Location Services, Analytics, Augmented Reality), Organization Size (SME, Large Enterprises), Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022
“The rise in real-time intelligent applications, widespread adoption of IoT technologies across industries, increasing need for high bandwidth, and rising load on cloud computing are driving the edge computing market”
The edge computing market size is estimated to grow from USD 1.47 billion in 2017 to USD 6.72 billion by 2022, at an estimated CAGR of 35.4%. This market is driven by factors such as increased adoption of IoT technologies and the increasing proliferation of intelligent applications that require low latency. On the other hand, security concern is expected to hinder the growth of the market during the forecast period.
“Smart cities segment is expected to hold the major market share during the forecast period”
Smart cities projects are expected to gain traction in the coming years across geographies. Smart cities comprise multitude of applications that require low latency and high bandwidth requirement to accomplish tasks successfully. Edge computing brings the computing capabilities at the edge of the network, thereby reducing the latency and facilitating applications with faster responses. With the implementation of smart cities projects across developing geographies, edge computing hardware, platform, and services are likely to gain demand in the coming years.
“Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period”
The SMEs segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. Small enterprises face greater resource crunch than larger enterprises to invest in data centers to store and manage their large data. Edge computing facilitates SMEs by collecting, processing, and storing data at the edge of the network closer to the source, thus reducing the operational costs. SMEs are keen to adopt advanced IT technologies such as edge analytics in order to cope up with the market competition. This is one of the factors that aid the edge computing market within the SMEs segment across the world.
“Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to witness a high growth potential during the forecast period.”
North America holds the largest market share in 2017 while APAC is the fastest-growing region in terms of CAGR. APAC is expected to be a lucrative market for edge computing during the forecast period, considering the untapped opportunities and heavy investment in smart cities projects in the developing countries in the region. Moreover, government initiatives to promote digitization in developing countries has led many large organizations to target their market in this region. This is expected to create opportunities for edge computing vendors to explore in the coming years.
In the process of determining and verifying the market size for several segments and subsegments gathered through secondary research, extensive primary interviews were conducted with the key people. The break-up of profiles of primary participants is given below as:
• By Company Type: Tier 1 – 35%, Tier 2 – 45%, and Tier 3 – 20%
• By Designation: C-level – 35%, D-level – 25%, and Others – 40%
• By Region: North America – 45%, Europe – 20%, APAC – 30%, and RoW- 5%
The edge computing ecosystem comprises major vendors such as Nokia Networks (Finland), Huawei (China), Juniper Networks (US), Dell (US), Cisco Systems (US), HPE (US), SixSq Sàrl (Switzerland), FogHorn Systems (US), Vasona Networks (US), MachineShop Inc. (US), Saguna Networks (Israel), Vapor IO (US), Xiotech (US), Mirror Image (US), Aricent (US), and ADLINK Technology (US).
The edge computing market has been segmented by component, application, organization size, vertical, and region. The report will help market leaders/new entrants in this market in the following ways:
The report segments the edge computing market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall market and subsegments. The market numbers are further split across different verticals and regions.
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