2020 and the new era of edge computing for enterprise IT:
2020 will mark a notable shift in enterprise IT as the dawn of a new era of edge computing arises. The first-generation model of centralised cloud computing and storage has now run its course, and most of the new opportunities for enterprise data management reside at the edge.
Consider that a growing volume of enterprise data is created in branch offices, on mobile devices and by IoT-enabled smart devices. Gartner estimates that in five years, 75% of data generated and processed by enterprises will exist at the edge rather than in the traditional centralised datacentre or cloud. Such data growth outside the datacentre is the new reality, and it is creating a need for enterprises to deploy computing power and storage capabilities at the network edge, or in other words, edge computing.