It’s no secret that edge data centers with their server racks have been taking the computing world by storm. These small facilities are located close to the populations they serve, which makes it easier to deliver cloud computing resources and cached content to end users when and where they need it most.

In the age of the COVID-19 crisis, edge data centers and edge computing are more important than ever before. To give you a better idea of how edge computing is making an impact, here are three surprising statistics:

  1. The Internet of Things (IoT) healthcare market is expected to grow to $534.3 billion by 2025. The market for IoT medical applications is expected to skyrocket within the next few years, according to Grand View Research. Edge computing IoT makes it possible for innovative technology to revolutionize the healthcare industry. Software applications, telemedicine programs, and diagnostic devices using patient data can allow medical professionals to reach their patients quickly and efficiently.

  2. Up to 74% of households subscribe to streaming services. According to MultiChannel, up to 74% of American households are subscribed to either Netflix, Amazon’s STARS, or Hulu. That percentage has most likely increased even more due to recent social distancing due to the COVID-19 crisis. Traffic from wireless and mobile devices are also expected to account for more than 63% of total IP traffic by 2021. Edge computing allows streaming services to improve their network performance for end users. This is helpful to those who may be currently quarantined outside of major cities where hyper-scale data centers are located.

  3. The number of people who work from home has increased 140% in the last 15 years. The digital revolution has enabled the creation of many remote jobs in the United States. But because of social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis, the number of work-from-home jobs has unexpectedly surged. Edge computing makes working from home that much easier by improving network performance for end users.

As 5G technology and Internet of Things devices become more widespread, many organizations are rethinking their network infrastructure. AMCO Enclosures can help. AMCO Enclosures offers customized containment systems and server racks to make managing your edge data centers that much easier. For more information about our products including the Titan DT, contact AMCO Enclosures today.