Article: ‘State of the Edge 2021’ Report Predicts Big Growth Driven by Open Source

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‘State of the Edge 2021’ Report Predicts Big Growth Driven by Open Source

The “State of the Edge 2021” report from umbrella organization LF Edge predicts huge growth for edge computing, driven by open source initiatives — and, in some cases, COVID-19. LF Edge, under The Linux Foundation, is known for establishing an open, interoperable framework for edge that is independent of hardware, silicon, cloud platform or operating system.

As with most things today, the coronavirus pandemic figures into the report. “Our 2021 analysis shows demand for edge infrastructure accelerating in a post COVID-19 world,” said Matt Trifiro, co-chair of State of the Edge and CMO of edge infrastructure company Vapor IO, in a news release last month.

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Article: State of the Edge 2021: Open for Business and Poised for Massive Growth

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State of the Edge 2021: Open for Business and Poised for Massive Growth

This week, the Linux Foundation released its annual State of the Edge report, with a market size forecast inching toward the trillion-dollar mark, with the global edge computing infrastructure industry valued at up to $800 billion by 2028.

Pointing to the global pandemic as a wake-up call to legacy data centers, the third-party authors predicted that expertise in legacy data centers could become obsolete given the rise of new tools enabled by edge computing for remote monitoring, provisioning, repair, and management.

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