Edge Data Centers Global Business Report 2024-2030

Edge Data Centers allow for faster data processing and support for emerging technologies
Edge Data Centers Global Business Report explores the impact of the metaverse and shows how the market is surging thanks to IoT, 5G and AI integration

The Edge Data Centers - Global Strategic Business Report has been released. Its results show that the market for Edge Data Centers was up to US$11.2bn in 2023 and it is expected to reach US$33.9bn by 2030. From 2023 to 2030, it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.8%. 

The Global Edge Data Centers Market is the segment of the data centre industry which focuses on deploying small-scale data centres at the edge of the network, closer to end-users and their devices. Edge data centres are built to process, store and manage data locally, in order to reduce latency and improve performance. This market is driven by the increased demand for faster data processing and support for emerging technologies like IoT, 5G networks, autonomous vehicles and augmented/virtual reality.

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Edge data centres: The impact of AI and the metaverse

The US market for edge data centres was estimated at US$5.1bn in 2023, while the market in China sits at 15.6% CAGR, which is expected to hit US$3.1bn by 2030. There are also strong growth trends from Japan, Canada, Germany and the Asia-Pacific. 

The report also features company profiles of major players such as ABB Ltd., Amazon Web Services, Inc., and Cisco Systems.

Cisco Secure Data Center offers solutions for physical data centres as well as public, private and hybrid cloud. Its proactive approach protects data centres with visibility, multilayered segmentation and threat protection. ABB meanwhile is a leading global technology company that energises the transformation of society and industry in order to achieve a more productive and sustainable future. 

Results detail how the metaverse has increased interest in edge data centres. Previously in Data Centre magazine, Schneider Electric’s Joris Verdickt explored the power of the metaverse in relation to edge computing. 

“While our current version of the internet is made possible by an interconnected, global web of digital networks and data centres, this infrastructure lacks the speed and capacity needed to deliver the real-time interactions and experiences that metaverse users demand,” said Joris. 

Once paired with AI, edge computing systems can also decide what data needs to be processed locally and what information can safely be sent to the cloud without impacting the metaverse users’ experience. And while edge will be the key enabler of the digital realm, providing localised compute and storage capabilities at-scale, latency will be further reduced by using super-fast connectivity made possible via next-generation networks such as 5G and 6G.

“Only edge computing, paired with superfast networks capable of delivering ultra-low latency connectivity, will be able to generate these truly immersive metaverse experiences,” he added.

Edge computing companies and solutions

The explosion of big data has transformed how we collect, store, and analyse information. As the volume of data continues to grow, traditional data centre-based approaches are facing increasing limitations in handling this increase in data effectively. This is where edge computing emerges as a promising solution for big data management and analysis.

In our Top 10: Edge Computing Companies and Solutions, we explored some of the biggest names in edge computing.


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