Edge computing is a critical component of technologies like 5G. Moreover, edge computing is facilitating the convergence of compute, storage, and networking. The three types of edge computing deployments are i) C-RAN hubs, ii) data centers, and iii) containers at towers.
Ultimately, these trends will drive strong growth in edge server deployment. Over the next 8 years, edge servers will support 10% of cloud workloads globally, which is an increase from only 0.2% currently. Therefore, over 1.5 million servers will need to move into edge data centers around the world. Indeed, this represents a significant amount of workspace that needs to be fulfilled and real estate that needs to be leased.