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Effects of edge computing growth on demand of data centre services

Lippur, Kristo (2022) Effects of edge computing growth on demand of data centre services.

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Abstract:The increased prevalence and proliferation of edge computing as a paradigm poses both opportunities and challenges for traditional IT infrastructure and cloud data centres. It is impossible to predict the exact effects of these changes in how data is collected, consumed, and used, but enterprises can benefit from taking the potential future scenarios into account when planning their spending and activities. This research analysed three potential scenarios for the effects of edge computing growth on the demand for centralised computing resources for the purposes of processing data created at edge. In the first scenario, the prevalence and therefore the volume of data produced edge computing continues to grow rapidly, with centralised computing demand growing proportionally to aggregate and process the data generated on the edge. In the second scenario, edge computing follows the historic growth pattern of data volume growth, leading to a slower growth in centralised computing demand. In the third scenario, edge computing partially substitutes centralised computing, and many workloads move to the edge, leading to a much smaller increase in centralised computing demand as resources are redirected. In all scenarios, demand for core computing continues to grow, indicating a continued need for investing in new capabilities and additional resources for this purpose.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:54 computer science, 83 economics, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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