The race is on for the $4T edge computing economy. The number of IoT devices continues to proliferate and the amount of data being generated by these devices has been forecasted by IDC to increase from 18.9B Zetabytes in 2019 to 75.3B Zetabytes in 2025. If the past is any prediction of the future, the amount of edge data that will be generated is currently grossly underestimated.
The substantial increase therefore creates concerns about the environmental impact that edge computing has on the planet.
Any good tech start-up is truly trying to change the world, and we believe that building infrastructure that can support edge applications that minimizes the carbon footprint and e-waste associated with building it is a critical component of the edge computing ecosystem. The Computer/Internet industry is the world's fastest-growing waste stream; the UN refers to e-waste as a tsunami
. Accordingly, there is a tremendous opportunity for a company to build sustainability into its business model.
We created EdjBlock® in partnership with ITRenew and VPS to utilize perfectly good computing resources to launch the foundational infrastructure of the world's first distributed CDN and serverless platform at the edge
in partnership with Cyxtera and existing EDJX partners. Integrating software-defined networking and power enables optimal utilization at near edge points-of-presence that serve as a bridge between far edge compute (such as far edge IoT devices) and data centers to form a distributed edge cloud.