A recent survey by IDC found out that two-thirds of businesses have started to adopt edge computing solutions and that 40% are planning to add new edge technology in the coming year, in order to eliminate latency.
Indeed, it was revealed that many enterprises are suffering from latency or a delay between an action and an application’s response. Hence, controlling latency has become vital.
Yet, 18.6% of respondents stated that latency was their primary motive for adopting edge computing. 29.7% declare to be implementing edge computing for bandwidth and infrastructure cost and 27.4% for data security’s impact on operations and apps.
Moreover, the survey also found out that 75% of respondents expect less than 5ms latency for edge applications, while another 14.8% declare to need less than 10ms of latency.
Hence, edge computing solutions could help achieve significant operational efficiencies and improve security and compliance by limiting the movement of data.
It is then predicted that 50% of new enterprise IT infrastructure will be deployed at the edge by 2023, and that, by 2024, 75% of enterprises will prioritize infrastructure agility and operational efficiency, through an increase of cloud-native architectures for core business applications.