As more companies adopt cloud computing, adding edge and IoT technologies is a natural next step.
Red Hat’s senior director of technology strategy, Nick Barcet, said that edge computing accelerated the adoption of edge computing across industries when he spoke at the Red Hat Summit on Tuesday. “The driving force behind edge computing right now is the way people modernize their environment,” said Barcet.
Edge computing is not yet mainstream. The number of organizations using edge computing increased from 20% to 22% between 2020 and 2021 Turbonomics Annual State of Multicloud Report Survey of around 900 experts. About a quarter plan to use edge computing in the next 18 months.
Energy infrastructure company Snam is still early in the adoption of IoT and edge computing, but the company is already seeing some benefits, said Roberto Calandrini, director of architecture, digital and AI services at Snam, at the Red Hat Summit.