From private 5G, SASE and IoT upstarts that are carving out their own niches at the edge, to the networking incumbents getting in on the action, here are 10 of the hottest edge computing companies that solution providers should keep their eyes on this year.
Edge computing has blown up over the last several years as trends like remote work, Internet of Things (IoT), and AR/VR drove the need for connectivity at the edge of the network and brand-new applications. Now, edge deployments can be found nearly everywhere and are addressing a variety of use cases across a number of verticals.
In fact, research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that global enterprise and service provider spending on hardware, software, and services for edge solutions is expected to sustain a strong pace of growth through 2025 when spending will reach nearly $274 billion.
Companies like longtime networking and telecom service providers are getting in on the action with wireless and connectivity solutions aimed at powering and securing applications at the edge of the network. At the same time, 5G, IoT, and secure access service edge (SASE), have given rise to a new generation of startups that are tackling application development, as well as those that are getting creative with connectivity, automation, and data collection – and making sense of the influx of new data coming in from the edge.
From upstarts that are carving out their own niches at the edge, to the networking and telecom players that have years of IT experience, here are 10 of the hottest edge computing companies that solution providers should keep their eyes on this year.