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10 Hot Edge Computing Companies You Should Watch In 2021

Gina Narcisi

The emerging market opportunity is seeing longtime tech and telecom giants, as well as freshly hatched startups throw their hats in the edge computing ring. Here are ten of the hottest companies specializing in edge computing that solution providers should keep an eye on.

Edging Out The Competition

The cloud model, which centralizes data and dominated the IT space for the last 15 years, is giving way to a more distributed model as applications, such as remote work, Internet of Things (IoT), and AR/VR grow like crazy. As a result, edge computing quickly became a hot IT trend in 2020 and heading into next year, enterprise spending on edge technologies and networking is expected to increase with gusto.

Longtime networking and telecom providers, such as Aruba Networks and AT&T, jumped into the edge game with wireless and connectivity solutions aimed at powering applications at the edge of the network. The emerging market opportunity also saw startups throw their hats in the ring with solutions geared toward extending compute, storage, and data analytics to new places, helping end users make sense of data coming in from new points on the network, or automating networking services.

From upstarts that just hit the market this year, to networking and telecom giants that have years of IT experience, here are ten of the hottest edge computing companies that solution providers should keep

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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