Edge computing is opening new, more efficient ways for businesses to operate and process data. Especially with the proliferation of the IoT, the edge offers lower latencies and costs, better use of resources and improved security as the bulk of the processing can be done locally – without having to rely on (or transfer huge amounts of data to) a centralised location.
Analyst firm IDC predicts that organisations around the world will embrace the edge and hybrid cloud revolution and by 2023, the cloud industry is expected to grow to USD $652 billion, with edge networks representing 60% of all deployed infrastructures.
Going forward, edge computing will become an important element that will enable Singapore’s digital growth. As part of their Smart Nation initiative, the government aims to enhance various automation capabilities across the city-state, including automated vehicles, drones for surveying, assistive robots and sensors to run a smart city. All these require edge computing, as these use cases require the processing of highly time-sensitive data on the device itself or near the source of data.
In addition to that, Singapore is prioritising 5G deployments as the new wireless standard significantly helps edge locations and devices achieve faster connectivity and lower latency. Just this January, Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced a new USD $30 million fund to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of 5G solutions to further improve edge capabilities.
The fund is part of IMDA’s 5G Innovation Programme to create a vibrant 5G ecosystem that offers exciting opportunities and benefits to individuals, workers, and businesses.
As for organisations in Singapore, the edge is playing a big part in their IT modernisation journey. Many companies have already deployed new infrastructure and R&D environments for their edge or 5G capabilities in the city-state. Enterprise tech leader, Dell Technologies, is helping them meet their modernisation aspirations, providing them with the tools to unlock the value of data at the edge.
Aiming to fast-track the adoption of digital solutions and drive digital innovations, Dell Technologies recently launched a Global Innovation Hub in Singapore, with the edge as one of the top priorities. In fact, Amit Midha, President, APJ, Dell Technologies stated that in the next decade, edge computing is going to dwarf cloud computing or the delivery of computer services and applications over networks.
The Innovation Hub signifies a continuation of a strong partnership between Singapore and Dell Technologies over the past 25 years, helping with the nation’s smart city initiatives. Not only that but Dell Technologies also plans to equip 3,000 fresh graduates, mid-career professionals and students in Singapore with practical knowledge and skills in emerging technologies such as edge computing.
To enable success in this journey to the edge, Dell Technologies provides a modern and powerful IT infrastructure for Singapore organisations through the company’s portfolio of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. This offering from Dell Technologies delivers enhanced computing for any location and operation with workload acceleration and faster memory that is specifically designed to thrive in space-constrained, rugged and harsh environments at the edge.
Dell EMC PowerEdge servers deliver adaptive computing with the latest advances in a platform specifically built to enable your workloads and business requirements, wherever you need it to be.
For its technological advancements, Singapore recognises the importance of the edge along with other technologies. The city-state requires modern infrastructure for this, and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers can accelerate Singapore’s initiatives, from data centres, across multiple clouds up to the edge.
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