Intelligent Data Centres Issue 43 | Page 35

Edge Computing is a transformational reality and will be responsible for shaping technology operations well into the future . Andy Connor , EMEA Channel Director , Subzero Engineering , outlines the ‘ Edge explosion ’ and examines the crucial role of the modular , micro data centre in delivering Digital Transformation .

Are we witnessing an Edge explosion ?

The idea of delivering IT resources close to the point of use is not a new one . However , where once the required data centre and IT infrastructure resources were relatively inflexible , slow and expensive to build out and run , today ’ s digital solutions provide the necessary mix of scalability , agility , flexibility , speed and cost-effectiveness to make the Edge a transformational reality .

The Linux Foundation ’ s recent State of the Edge 2021 market report suggests that , between 2019 and 2028 , approximately US $ 800 billion will be spent on new and replacement IT server equipment and Edge Computing facilities . At the same time , the global IT power footprint for infrastructure Edge deployments is forecast to increase from 1 GW to over 40 GW . Valuates Reports predicts that the global Edge Computing market alone will www . intelligentdatacentres . com