Mark Haranas, O’Ryan Johnson
CRN highlights 50 companies leading the way in edge computing with hardware, software and services.
From IT hardware giants to hyperscale cloud providers and startups, nearly every technology vendor is pouring investments in edge computing.
Whether it’s the explosion of data being created at the edge that is critical to monitor and analyze to drive better business outcomes, or edge-specific hardware and software to boost latency and price performance—edge computing continues to be one of the biggest market investments for many IT companies to drive sales and help customers.
With billions of new devices coming online each year, the need for superb edge-centric hardware, software and services is becoming a top priority for many companies.
Some of the biggest emerging trends in the edge computing market include innovation around artificial intelligence, data analytics software and SD-WAN networking performance improvements at the edge.
Many of the 50 companies on CRN’s list of 100 global edge technology providers in 2022 are investing millions on new technologies and go-to-market strategies. These companies provide edge hardware, software and services solutions to enhance computing capabilities for edge IT and operational technology (OT) devices as well as edge data centers.
Interestingly, many of the largest cloud providers in the world like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud are launching edge-specific hardware and software solutions, while networking startups like Nile—co-founded by former Cisco CEO John Chambers—are looking to gain traction from the growing demand of edge computing technologies.
By 2025, IT research company Gartner predicts that more than 50 percent of enterprise-managed data will be created and processed outside the data center or cloud.
As part of CRN’s 2022 Edge Computing 100, here are the 50 edge computing hardware, software and services companies that are leading and making waves at the edge in 2022.