Dell Technologies has its sites set on capitalizing on edge computing for IoT-based applications. Dell Technologies is anticipating a trend that will help reinvent the way data is captured and analyzed in industries from agriculture to real estate to retail. It would appear that they are not alone, as more technology vendors will be creating rugged devices designed for a multitude of various conditions. According to Gartner, 75% of enterprise data will be created and processed outside of the data center and the cloud by the year 2022. The following article explains more about this trend, and the factors that are driving it.
Dell Technologies rolled out a series of edge computing devices including a modular micro data center for rugged environments, servers for tight spaces and an architecture approach that blends cloud, edge and on-premises compute.
Matt Baker, senior vice president of strategy and planning at Dell Technologies, said that the company’s portfolio reflects that edge computing has its own unique challenges such as constrained bandwidth and environments. But Baker added that edge computing is also part of a data processing continuum that includes cloud and data center.
“Edge, core and cloud have to operate seamlessly with each other as part of a broader system,” explained Baker. “But edge computing is defined by constraints and is more complicated than the data center.”