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The 25 Hottest Edge Software Companies: 2020 Edge Computing 100

Mark Haranas

Here are the 25 software companies that are playing a critical role in executing real-time data analytics and machine learning for organizations of all sizes.

With businesses expecting to increase investments in edge capacity in the coming years, the software inside these edge environments will play a critical role in executing real-time data analytics and machine learning for organizations of all sizes.

The global edge computing market is expected to reach approximately $250 billion in 2024, with a compound annual growth rate of 12.5 percent over the next four years, according to a forecast from IDC. The research firm says edge-related software will make up approximately 22 percent of all spending at the edge.

Software is the key ingredient to enabling edge use cases around complex edge applications, the Internet of Things, and data and resource management. From large software stars such as VMware, Red Hat and Citrix to startups like Edgeworx and Ananda Networks, dozens of vendors across the globe are investing heavily in edge innovation.

CRN breaks down the 25 companies providing the best edge software technology in the industry today.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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