IDC: From 2019 to 2024, the compound growth rate of China’s edge computing server market will reach 22.0%

According to the latest report released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), in the second half of 2020, the overall market size of edge computing servers in China was US$1.542 billion, and it reached US$2.655 billion in the whole of 2020, a year-on-year increase of 16.3%. IDC predicts that from 2019 to 2024, the compound annual growth rate of China’s edge computing server market will reach 22.0%, higher than the global average growth rate of 19.6%.

IDC: From 2019 to 2024, the compound growth rate of China’s edge computing server market will reach 22.0%

Source: IDC

In the report, IDC further analyzed the telecom network (MEC) and industry edge application markets. In 2020, the market size of this segment in China will reach US$274 million, a year-on-year increase of 129.6%, of which general-purpose servers and edge customized servers account for 87.1% and 12.9%, respectively. IDC predicts that as edge application scenarios near the data generation end become more abundant, the demand for edge custom servers with specific form factors, low power consumption, wide operating temperature, and other specific designs will increase rapidly to adapt to complex and diverse deployment environments. . The edge custom server market is expected to maintain a compound annual growth rate of 130.2% from 2019 to 2024, and by 2024, it will account for more than 40% of the market segment.

Source: IDC

In terms of the number of units shipped, the top three manufacturers in China’s edge custom server market in 2020 are Inspur, H3C and Huawei. Telecom operators are actively building edge computing platforms and leading the market development. Other industries, especially utilities, energy and manufacturing, are also accelerating the adoption of edge computing, deploying edge computing dedicated servers at sites with complex environments for quality inspection and automated prediction. maintenance, line/pipe inspection, and other application scenarios.

IDC analysts believe that in the server market, edge computing servers are getting more and more attention, and the growth of the global server market deployed at the edge will be much higher than the average growth rate of core data centers in the next five years. In China, new infrastructure is a new driving force for economic recovery in the post-epidemic era, and is closely related to IT spending such as artificial intelligence, 5G, and the Internet of Things. The combination of edge computing and these emerging technologies will further promote the development of the market. Driven by the needs of users in manufacturing, energy, transportation and other industries, the edge custom server market will usher in rapid growth from point to point, and it is expected to become one of the fastest growing sub-markets in the server market in the next five years.

Sawyet Suo, research manager of DC China server market, said: “With the surge in the number of IoT terminal devices and the growing demand for data real-time and security, edge computing will become critical in many industry application scenarios, such as smart Road management and autonomous driving for traffic, quality inspection and equipment monitoring for smart manufacturing, disease monitoring and auxiliary diagnosis for smart medical care, etc. Edge computing is still in the early stage of development in China, and has great potential for development in the future, especially for edge computing Custom servers are expected to experience rapid growth in the next five years.”

At the same time, the combination of edge and AI will become the core driving force for the growth of the server market in the future. In 2016, AI servers appeared, especially AI training servers began to explode on the data center side. Moreover, with the growth of terminal devices and the low-latency requirements of more scenarios, enterprises in various industries need to deploy AI inference capabilities to the edge side closer to the scenario, so that computing power sinks to the edge side. According to IDC’s forecast, by 2023, more than 50% of the world’s new infrastructure will be deployed on the edge, and nearly 20% of the servers used to support AI workloads will be deployed on the edge.

It can be seen that, driven by the Internet of Things and AI, edge computing will show exponential growth in the future, and occupying market opportunities will also occupy a leading edge. Inspur began to deploy edge computing technologies and products many years ago, and took the lead in releasing four product series: edge micro-center, edge cloud server, portable AI server, and edge micro-server, providing intelligent computing power from the data center to the edge, satisfying users’ needs Diversified and scenario-based application requirements in the process of digital transformation and remodeling. Not long ago, Inspur edge server NE5260M5 became famous in the international AI benchmark MLPerfTM, winning 7 championships in edge scenarios, covering 6 AI edge reasoning scenarios such as image classification, target detection, medical image segmentation, and speech recognition. , become the Almighty King of Edge AI Reasoning.

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