The concept of boundary or peripheral computing is gaining popularity, complementing the cloud paradigm of distributed computing. According to IDC analysts, the introduction of boundary computing defines a “new wave of digital transformation. By allowing infrastructure and applications to be located close to where data is generated and consumed, response times can be reduced and network bandwidth more efficiently used.
The peripheral computing market continues to grow. In addition to cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Switch, IDC analysts name physical infrastructure providers including AMD, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, HPE and Intel as well as network service providers such as AT&T, Lumen and Verizon.
According to IDC, this year the market will be distributed among the regions as follows: North and South America – 45.0%, Europe, Middle East and Africa – 27.9%, Asia Pacific – 27.2%. In 2024 the expenses will reach 250 billion dollars. At that, services will account for 46.2% of all expenses, equipment – 32.2%, software – 21.6%.