By 2024 companies will spend more than $650 billion per year on digital transformation (an 18.5% compound annual growth rate when compared to 2018 spending). This trend is widespread because edge computing helps unleash the power of local data that is generated from digitized and connected devices of all kinds. Today, data is the currency of success. Companies large and small depend on data to make better decisions, establish competitive advantage and drive revenues.

As the significance of edge systems grows, resilience and the proper tools to monitor and manage edge infrastructures emerge as critical success factors. Unlike standard data center systems, where built-in resilience is provided through redundancy and physical security (even armed guards), edge systems lack the luxury of on-site support. Therefore, in edge environments, new tools that mimic the value-add of management tools, controlled environments, and on-site experts are required.