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The 10 Biggest Edge Computing News Stories Of 2020

Gina Narcisi

Market consolidation and startups entering the fold affected the edge computing space in 2020, but perhaps no force was as powerful as the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed the IT landscape all over the globe and brought with a slew of new opportunities as the edge – not the campus or data center – network.

1. The Channel Embraces Intelligent Edge  

Many solution providers have gotten in on the ground floor when it comes to edge opportunities. As vendors come out with edge computing, networking and storage solutions, the channel spent 2020 building out their own offerings aimed at helping businesses capture, keep, process, and use their edge data in an intelligent way.

Specifically, the intelligent edge opportunity incorporates networking, security, IoT, power, storage and emerging technologies such as 5G. And it doesn‘t end with just the offering. The intelligent edge is also offering solution providers valuable managed services opportunities, too, as many businesses embrace the cloud and digital transformation to propel their companies into the future and adjust to new trends in servicing customers and allowing their employees to work remotely.

 

 
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