100 Edge computing companies to watch in 2024

As always, this list includes a range of companies, from start-ups to those established in the ecosystem. This year, we’ve asked companies to provide more information on their key proposition within the edge computing market, as well as who their customers are. We are also investigating the types of companies (start-ups vs. established corporates) to see how the structure of the market is changing and where innovation is coming from. 

1. A5G Networks 

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Providing autonomous and distributed packet core for simplified deployments across multi cloud, to enable private networks, smart cities, connected car networks with seamless public, private connectivity. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. transport and logistics, universities, campuses), telecoms operators and system integrators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: The company has secured notable victories with customers, including the implementation of a mobile network for transportation and logistics in an Asian country, the establishment of private networks within a US university campus, and the provision of Network as a Service in the EMEA region. Recognising A5G Networks’ achievements, CRN awarded the company with recognition in the Networking and Unified Communications category. The company also presented its machine learning-based optimisations for the data and control planes of the packet core software. A5G Networks boasts a robust partnership ecosystem, collaborating with edge data centre providers, RAN vendors, end-to-end orchestration, and server hardware vendors, offering diverse chipset options such as Intel and AMD. 

 

2. Aarna Networks 

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System) 

Key proposition: An open source orchestration, lifecycle management, real-time policy, and closed loop automation platform for edge and 5G services. 

Main customers: Global SIs and telecoms operators who sell onto enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: advanced its Multi Cluster Orchestration Platform (AMCOP) to production and introduced a beta of its Aarna Edge Services (AES) for cloud edge orchestration. the Aarna also secured a $6.15 million Series A funding round.

 

3. Adtran

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Ensemble is a network virtualisation platform that supports a multi-vendor ecosystem, enabling customers to deploy best of breed hardware and software applications, and providing operational simplicity and flexibility and automation. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, managed service providers (MSPs), wholesalers, enterprises, systems integrators (such as NEC/Netcracker, Kyndryl, dacoso, Infosys, etc.) and hardware resellers (such as Dell). 

Notable achievements in 2023: Adtran officially launched Ensemble Cloudlet and broadened its market reach throughout the year. The company also confirmed compatibility of its Cloud OS with multiple hardware vendor solutions and verified its platform’s interoperability with essential edge compute applications, such as AI inference engines and video analytics applications. Adtran is also developing several innovative use cases (both in live trials and production environments), including a smart manufacturing initiative with AI and video analysis leveraging hardware acceleration, scalable edge computing for a global shipping and logistics customer, and a hardened device for in-vehicle edge computing with multi-carrier 5G, SD-WAN/SSE, and video analytics for a logistics and delivery customer. 

 

4. AI EdgeLabs

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Software Application 

Key proposition: Offers unparalleled cybersecurity for edge computing and distributed Linux environments with its Linux-based EDR and NDR solutions, ensuring comprehensive threat detection, proactive response, and seamless integration for resilient protection. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. manufacturing, maritime, transport, energy, oil and gas), telecoms operators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: AI EdgeLabs achieved significant milestones in the field of cybersecurity with a series of feature enhancements within domains, such as Network Detection and Response (NDR) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Innovations. It also updated its UI/UX by improving the interface and dashboard. Finally, AI EdgeLabs expanded the cybersecurity insights available through its platform to include detailed analytics, MITRE ATT&CK use cases, and trend analysis.  

 

5. AiM Future

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System) 

Key proposition: Provides concurrent multi-network inferencing accelerator is shattering the cost and complexity barriers to adopting edge and end-point AI. 

Main customers: Enterprises (semiconductor supplier/design group). 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023 Aim Future in 2023 closed its Series A round of funding led by L&S Venture Capital and joined by fellow new investors Daedeok Venture Partners and Hi Investment Partners, as well as existing investors KB Investments and WE Ventures. Aim Future joined the Arm AI Partner Program to accelerate the pace of innovation at the edge. Additionally, AiM future is partnering with Design & Reuse to expand its reach to a global engineering community. Finally, Aim Future was selected to participate in the European Commission funded Horizon Program and two Korean-government backed ScaleUp TIPS and KETI innovation grants. 

 

6. Akamai Technologies

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: To provide easy-to-use, developer-friendly compute, with affordable and transparent pricing and enterprise-grade scale, reliability, security, and compliance closer to where businesses and users connect.  

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. media & entertainment, SaaS, automotive, IoT, retail), telecoms operators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Akamai has expanded its global distributed cloud by adding an additional 16 core regions bringing the total to 27. These sites complement its existing 4100 edge pops. Akamai has also expanded its channel partnership and edge ecosystem in 2023 to include specialised platforms, open source solutions, and channel partners that help some of the world’s demanding challenges for enterprises surrounding low latency requirements, cost efficiencies, digital sovereignty and locality. The expansion includes notable partnerships with systems integrators, product development, managed services providers, value added resellers and ISVs addressing media & entertainment, video gaming, retail, automotive, ML/AI, distributed systems and more.

 

7. AllEdge

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Cloud native edge services platform offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) and Security-as-a-Service (MSSP) for greater user agility, proximity to users and data sources, global and unified security, simplified conformity, total visibility and reduced costs. 

Main customers: Enterprises in verticals including retail, hospitality, education, SMBs, industry, finance, healthcare. 

Notable achievements in 2023: AllEdge has introduced cloud-native processing, networking, and security solutions encompassing private and hybrid cloud infrastructure, SD-WAN network services, and SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) security services, as delineated by Gartner. The services from AllEdge are available in both managed and co-managed formats. 

 

8. American Tower

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing) 

Key proposition: A hybrid, multi-cloud computing platform at the edge. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, enterprises, fibre providers, HCPs. 

Notable achievements in 2023: American Tower announced a joint proposition with IBM to expand its neutral-host, Access Edge Data Center ecosystem to include IBM Hybrid Cloud capabilities and Red Hat OpenShift. The goal is to enable technologies such as IoT, 5G, AI, and network automation for customers. 

 

9. Arctos Labs

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform)

Key proposition: Dynamic workload placement optimisation integrated with orchestration and IT automation to save costs and ensure performance in telco cloud, multi-cloud and hybrid IT scenarios.

Main customers: Orchestration vendors, system integrators and telecom operators.

Notable achievements in 2023: Arctos Labs has introduced a series of new features in phased releases, such as improvements for optimising workload placement in relation to SaaS and shared components. Moreover, the company has developed a solution for enhancing the distribution of compute capacity in edge fleet deployments during the planning phase. Arctos Labs has also entered into a partnership with Lytn, a leading company in network prediction.

 

10. AtlasEdge 

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance) 

Key proposition: Building Europe’s leading edge platform. Deliver high quality and secure colocation and interconnection service to ensure that AtlasEdge meets customer needs. 

Main customers: Enterprises, platforms, networks. 

Notable achievements in 2023: AtlasEdge completed its acquisition of Datacenter One (‘DC1’), becoming Germany’s leading distributed platform, with a clear pipeline to expand further. The company also secured a €725 million finance facility, providing AtlasEdge with capital to build new demand-led, efficient, and sustainable sites across Europe as well as executing further strategic M&A. AtlasEdge announced a raft of strategic partnerships throughout the year, including Megaport, Upstack, PacketFabric, LINX, Northshore and Voxility. 

 

11. Atos and Eviden (an Atos Company)

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Atos provides a 3-dimension end-to-end offering, from far-edge to cloud, hardware to AI, deployment to customization to managed services, focusing the delivery on generating business outcomes rather than technology upsell.  

Main customers: Systems integrators and enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Atos continued its “Business Outcomes-as-a-Service” offering’s commercialisation and expanded its partnership with Dell on NativeEdge. Also, Eviden (an Atos company) launched its new EXR server with Nvidia GPU and received a $100M contract by the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) to deliver two supercomputers to the India Ministry of Earth Sciences. 

 

12. Avassa

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Makes edge application and infrastructure management and operations easy, secure, and scalable, with platform purpose-built for the on-site edge. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. retail, QSR, energy, pharma, industrial, automotive, and maritime), independent software vendors (e.g. Extenda Retail, Flasheye). 

Notable achievements in 2023: Avassa has had a strong 2023 from both a product development perspective, launching several new key features with offline capabilities leading the way, as well as on the commercial side with several wins and strengthened partnerships. Flasheye stands as a public customer reference, and RedHat is one of its key partners. Avassa has also been named twice in Gartner’s Hype Cycle in Edge Computing 2023. 

 

13. Avesha

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Delivers connectivity that enables applications to communicate across diverse cloud environments and a multitude of edge locations. It enables application bursting to cloud and edges.  

Main customers: Avesha has over 10 POCs currently and will have customer stories to share this year publicly.  

Notable achievements in 2023: Avesha issues a patent for “Providing a set of application slices within an application environment”, which outlines a method for managing cluster resources within an application environment. In addition to this, Avesha’s KubeSlice earned recognition from Gartner for its capability in ensuring secure “inter-service” networking with zero trust. This technology is designed to enable applications that operate across various cloud environments and numerous edge locations, delivering a robust and reliable multi-region deployment solution. 

 

14. Azion

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Simplifies how to build and run modern applications anywhere: the network edge, remote devices, on-premises, and multi-cloud. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. retail, finance, government, video streaming,  education), telecoms operators, technology companies. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Azion has been recognised for its platform across multiple institutions. It was classed as a market leader and fast-mover in GigaOm’s Radar for Edge Platforms and as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Edge Development Platforms, Q4 2023. Frost & Sullivan awarded Azion the 2023 North American New Product Innovation Award in the Edge Serverless Computing category. In ecosystem building, Azion welcomed Upstash as a new partner, expanding developer solutions, in addition to expanding its product portfolio by introducing a new Store Product Category: Object Storage, Edge SQL, and Edge KV. The platform’s 2023 innovations include a new console UI, a Command Line Interface (CLI) integrated with Azion Vulcan, a Code Assistant for streamlined development, and various tools aimed at improving the Developer Experience (DX). 

 

15. Barbara

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Helps machine learning teams manage the lifecycle of models in the edge, at scale.   

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. electrical power grids/smart grids, water utilities, chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, industrial machinery manufacturing, process manufacturing, infrastructure operations, and maritime transport). 

Notable achievements in 2023: Barbara’s Edge AI Platform reached a milestone in maturity last year, through product enhancements, external recognition (Gartner Cool Vendor in Edge Computing) and achieving ISO/ IEC 27001 the international standard for information security. It launched Barbara Marketplace, an ecosystem of already-developed off-the-shelf Edge apps and Edge AI models. Barbara rolled out six significant updates to its Edge AI platform, e.g. AI mode and Docker batch edge orchestration and Tenser Flow deployment. It also enacted strategic partnerships, for example with NVIDIA, through its Inception Programme, and with UST, Picsellia and Cuerva. 

 

16. BE-IN-G 

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: A digital service orchestration platform adapted to constrained environments to be able to execute new wave application technologies such as AI, IIoT, etc within an advanced connectivity environment – 5G, Edge Computing. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators and enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Initiating the first launch of BE-Platform with SLA Core and Orchestration Engine features. Closed its first deals, will be participating in the “Cognitive Hospital” project to demonstrate these first deals – orchestrating diverse use cases in an advanced connectivity environment, managing various network technologies and hybrid Edge/Cloud computing. 

 

17. Bell Canada

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Serves as a technology service provider for enterprises seeking edge computing solutions across all industries. Bell works collaboratively with industry-leading technology partners and the developer community to advance innovations in MEC and 5G.  

Main customers: Enterprises across Canada. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Bell launched the Bell 5G Developer Portal, equipping developers with 5G and MEC resources so they can build new edge computing solutions. Bell also conducted the first live transatlantic holographic meeting using 5G and MEC technology in collaboration with Verizon, Vodafone and Matsuko. Lastly, Bell participated in 5G Future Forum (5GFF), exploring how edge resources can interoperate globally. 

 

18. blocz

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Delivers the infrastructure and solutions that makes the promise of edge a reality, reduces cost, and delivers on a sustainable future for the benefit of humanity. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. healthcare, manufacturing, online gaming), public sector. 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023 blocz deployed its edge infrastructure into The City of Las Vegas.  Along with its partners, Vapor IO, blocz delivered ultra-low latency real-time AI based CCTV Computer Vision solutions to The City of Las Vegas. blocz also expanded its UK operations by opening a number of additional edge locations at key locations. blocz designed, prototyped, and began to deploy its sustainable edge cooling solutions.  Codenamed ES4D, this solution can reduce the energy consumption of IT hardware at the Edge by as much as 70%+ when compared to traditional data centre deployments and air-based cooling.

 

19. Bridge Alliance

Company type: Established company

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Enables enterprises & solution providers to discover and order multi-market edge resources so that they can deploy their latency sensitive edge applications through a unified API interface. 

Main customers: Enterprises, solution providers. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Bridge Alliance launched the Federated Edge Hub (FEH) in partnership with Summit Tech providing the Odience platform. FEH is a testbed for edge cloud federation covering 2 markets Singapore and Thailand utilising CAMARA APIs for simple edge cloud discovery. The MEC platform providers in these markets are Singtel Singapore and AIS Thailand respectively. A field trial was conducted with a 360 degree interactive live event streamed from Montreal with remote audiences participating on their 5G smartphones and VR devices in Singapore and Bangkok. 

 

20. CanaryBit

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: SaaS and on-premise solutions for edge cloud infrastructure security and protection of digital assets. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, enterprises – particularly in automotive. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Initiated two pilot projects in collaboration with automotive global partners, showcasing one at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2024. They also completed a pilot in the Aerospace and Defence sector with Leonardo’s Cyber & Security team.

21. Ciena

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Delivers transport infrastructure with ultra-low latency performance that ensures optimum performance for edge computing applications such as 5G Telco Cloud RAN. 

Main customers: Enterprises, telecoms operators, hyperscalers. 

Notable achievements in 2023: New 5G transport platforms were launched to address the growing diversity of edge site requirements, from the low footprint outdoor and weatherproof Ciena 3985 router, to the dense coherent metro aggregation router 8140, extending the broad 5G edge router portfolio while maintaining the focus on power efficiency, compactness, and versatility. Additionally, the company continued to grow its Universal Aggregation approach, offering platforms that can address the requirements of any services, from 5G xHaul, to advanced enterprise services and even residential broadband over shared fibre (through its uOLT plugs), helping operators simplify and monetise their edge assets. 

 

22. ClearBlade

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Provides a suite of IoT SaaS products for developers and telecoms operators, designed to work together to enable companies to establish a return on investment while giving flexibility to choose any cloud or edge gateway. 

Main customers: Major edge AI customers are enterprises in energy (Energy company, Seawolf Resources) and rail (Chicago Metra, BNSF) and software vendors such as a global cloud company with 250+ buildings and technology facilities.  

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, ClearBlade expanded its customers from 85 to 297 across 35 countries. New customers included Tata Steel, Continental and Halio. The global cloud company also became a ClearBlade customer, using all four ClearBlade products (IoT Core, IoT Enterprise, Intelligent Assets, and Edge) across different business units. In 2023, ClearBlade also rolled out four releases to its product suite.  

 

23. ClearX

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: An easy way to expose, aggregate, and monetise edge & network APIs. 

Main customers: Fixed line customers include telecoms operators e.g. Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Colt, and PCCW Global. Edge customers aren’t public yet but include three of Europe’s largest telecoms operators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: ClearX completed a PoC with three of Europe’s largest telecom operators demonstrating edge product federation and exposure of edge products on a marketplace. The PoC additionally demonstrated dynamic pricing capabilities for edge products with SLA guarantees and automated settlement between all parties. ClearX additionally extended the same capabilities to apply to network APIs. 

 

24. Colt Technology Services 

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System) 

Key proposition: Provides an integrated network and distributed edge services at on-premise/near-edge to host latency sensitivity applications and smart workloads in a secure and cost-effective way, available through an on-demand, pay-as-you-go customer experience. 

Main customers: Enterprises, system integrators, telecoms operators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Colt’s acquisition of Lumen EMEA in 2023 augments its existing capabilities with additional infrastructure across Europe, Middle East and Africa. It provides Colt’s network edge capabilities with an integrated high-performance compute, connectivity and  control to support IaaS with reduced latency. Colt has also expanded its distributed edge coverage and has increased the infrastructure density in existing locations. Colt now has one of the most extensive network edge infrastructures, across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Colt on-premise edge is also available in all countries globally.  

 

25. Console Connect 

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: Provides Network-as-a-Service platform that enables businesses to connect privately and on-demand from anything to anywhere — using a high performance global network.  

Main customers: Telecoms operators, enterprises (SMEs), IoT ecosystem players, system integrators, data centre providers, cloud providers, SaaS providers. 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023 Console Connect launched Edge Port and Edge SIM. Edge Port enables customers to establish a dedicated connection to the platform directly from their office location and is available in millions of enterprises building across 12 markets. Edge SIM is the first private connectivity solution to help businesses dynamically and securely route traffic directly between devices and clouds globally without traversing the public internet. In 2023, Console Connect continued to grow its partner ecosystem. This includes: on-boarding new cloud providers, extending its data centre presence to India via a local partner and extending its partnerships with data centre providers. 

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26. Coredge 

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Software Application; Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Its platforms tackle industry challenges, driving digital excellence for businesses, governments, and service providers. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators (e.g. Tier-1 Japanese operators), enterprises, government agencies. 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Coredge received ‘The Most Innovative Startup Concept’ Award from AICRA (an Indian non-profit promoting robotics and automation innovation). In collaboration with Devtron, it provided GitOps-as-a-Service. It became a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider. It launched Coredge Cloud Orbiter V1.2 Release with new features and improvements for managing cloud resources more efficiently. Its AI platform, DFlare, won the Digital Transformation Leader of the Year at the 12th Digital Transformation Conclave. It became a technology partner of Yotta, India’s No.1 hyperlocal cloud provider. 

 

27. Deep Green

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Decarbonised edge data centres that recapture the heat compute generates and repurposes it for social good. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators and MSPs who serve enterprise customers. Enterprises including CDNs, AltNets, manufacturers, creative production companies, universities and other companies seeking to innovate utilising HPC for AI. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Unveiled a data furnace at Exmouth Leisure Centre, repurposing server heat to warm a swimming pool, significantly cutting the centre’s heating costs. This innovative edge data centre, provided free of charge to the council-run facility, also compensates the leisure centre’s electricity expenses. Following this achievement, the company is drawing eco-conscious co-location and bare metal clients, with plans and funding in place for a nationwide expansion in 2024. 

 

28. Dianomic

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Intelligent data pipelines delivering AI and ML edge applications for industrial automation.  

Main customers: Process Manufacturers, customers include ADM, RTE, Neuman Aluminum and Jacksonville Energy Authority. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Released FogLAMP Suite with Edge MLOps which is a scalable edge ML/AI lifecycle management system for industrial users and applications.  Gained AVEVA as a reseller of the FogLAMP Suite. RTE began deployment of FogLAMP Suite to enable its next generation substation operations in Europe. 

 

29. DXN Limited

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Builds the edge for enterprises across the world using advanced technologies and bring Internet to people for the first time in some cases. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. mining), telecoms operators, defence organisations. 

Notable achievements in 2023: DXN secured multiple edge contracts last year for 2x Tier 1 Mining Companies in Australia. These projects came about due to the experience and trust that DXN has built up with these customers over the years. These projects include DXN’s C1 modules which is DXN’s custom built modules that are fabricated right here in Australia. Those 2 customers are Pilbara Minerals and Anglo American.

 

30.e&

Company type: Established  

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Connects over 2 billion of the global population within a latency of 30 milliseconds. 

Main customers: Hyperscalers, telecoms operators, CDNs, video streaming companies, gaming platforms, ISPs and digital services providers.   

Notable achievements in 2023: The SmartHub community has been growing in terms of attracting new customers and growing business form existing ones. With the UAE’s digital transformation, additional tier III facilities and new edge gateways have been added to the SmartHub ecosystem in Fujairah, Dubai, Kalba, and Abu Dhabi. The locations of these facilities position the facility to address customer requirements for geo-redundancy and disaster recovery. 

31. Edge Signal

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Simplify the management and monitoring of edge locations with GenAI and ML. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Developed a range of Edge AI projects, including an AI solution for automating retail shops and machine learning technology for inventory management in unstaffed warehouses. They have also pioneered unsupervised learning models for a healthcare provider, advancing treatments for multiple sclerosis, and have contributed to the creation of intelligent vehicle systems for the Defence Department. 

 

32. Edgegap

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Solves game servers through automation for studios, and delivers distributed orchestration to ensure the lowest latency to gamers worldwide.  

Main customers: Developers (e.g. video game studios). 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Edgegap expanded its network to 550 locations worldwide becoming a part of the world’s largest public edge computing infrastructure network. It launched its Distributed Relay Network which is tailored for video games. It achieved an annual performance benchmark of 14M CCU in 60 minutes. In collaboration with Colt and CIN, Edgegap also ran the world’s first game server on true edge computing.   

 

33. Edgeworx

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: A platform for deploying, managing and operating complete edge computing and edge AI solutions at enterprise scale. 

Main customers: Enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Joined the Edge AI + Vision Alliance, secured its status as a Google Cloud Build Partner, and debuted its product solely on the Google Cloud Marketplace. 

 

34. Flexnode

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Reinventing the design, deployment and operation of high-performance micro data centres, delivering the flexibility, sustainability and modularity needed to meet even the most demanding data requirements – anywhere and everywhere. 

Main customers: Software vendors (primarily AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS) providers). 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Flexnode built a partner ecosystem across design, construction, manufacturing, distribution, installation, operations, marketing and sales. It also established a network of real estate partnerships to provide access to more than 50,000 locations for deployments. The team completed the industrial, product and engineering design of the Flexnode MVP in 2023 and created the first digital tools from their roadmap. Flexnode solidified its success trajectory with investor confidence, as well as the backing of government R&D accolades, and was in fact oversubscribed in its seed round. 

 

35. Green Edge Computing (GECCO)

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: GECCO EdgePod is a secure, compact, wall-mounted, modular, passively cooled appliance that can house multiple servers with GPU accelerators, designed to be deployed in remote environments where reliability is paramount. 

Main customers: GECCO primarily works with enterprises in the industrial, retail and defence space, as well as with telecoms operators. GECCO also works with systems integrators that serve the same enterprises.  

Notable achievements in 2023: GECCO raised a round of capital and completed the development of its fully fanless EdgePod. GECCO also undertook several hardware and software partnerships to build out the EdgePod offering. On the software side GECCO worked with select container and VM orchestration partners to validate their software on its multi-core Intel and AMD servers, demonstrating remote orchestration and management for large scale deployments. On the hardware side GECCO formed a partnership, and conducted integration testing, to validate the deployment of up to two miniature GPU-based AI inferencing engines per server and up to 20 per EdgePod.  

 

36. Guise AI

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Software solutions that solve real world problems for enterprises where data is generated at the edge. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. energy, manufacturing). 

Notable achievements in 2023: Launched Guise EdgeOps platform at Intel Innovation and worked closely with key partners including Red Hat throughout the year  

 

37. heata

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System) 

Key proposition: Low carbon compute with social impact. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. energy). 

Notable achievements in 2023: Heata closed its funding round, totalling around £1 million. The company secured investment from Green Angel Ventures as part of this round, joining their network of cleantech companies. Heata undertook a project on 3d rendering on the network, one 2 minute animation for Landsec, generated 14 tonnes of hot water for families. Heata also joined the Microsoft for Startups and NVidia Inception programmes, and was featured in MIT Technology Review and New Scientist, and listed as one of the 50 greatest innovations of 2023 by Popular Science. Heata was also featured on BBC News towards the end of the year. 

 

38. HyperBlox

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Having a SaaS delivery model creates simple and cost-effective ways to deliver networking and application solutions for an AI-powered edge. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators (e.g. AI Telekom), systems integrators (e.g. Kontron Transportation, Mantech International), technology providers (e.g. Amdocs) and direct to defence enterprises (e.g. US Amry and Air Force).  

Notable achievements in 2023:  In 2023, HyperBlox  continued to expand its customer base for its Connectivity Suite product (which provides standardised Wi-FI, LTE and 5G network functions) with commercial deployments.  HyperBlox also won a contract with the US Army to prototype  AI/ML Edge use cases to improve simulation capabilities and sensor-to-xxx kill-chains using its Application Suite. The Application Suites is a drag-and-drop development platform for custom developing AI applications.  

 

39. IBM

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Approaching edge computing from a hybrid cloud perspective; in other words, enabling clients cloud-out to edge via extending their cloud control plane to edge.  

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. large financial institutions, large manufacturing companies) and telecoms operators (e.g. AT&T, Verizon). 

Notable achievements in 2023: IBM announced a strategic partnership with American Tower for edge computing. Additionally, it launched the IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh product, serving as a connectivity fabric across cloud, on-premises, and edge locations, aimed at helping an enterprise regain control of its multicloud infrastructure. The company also collaborated with Equinix to offer the IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, providing application-centric hybrid cloud connectivity to the enterprise. The IBM CIO Office utilises IBM Edge Application Manager (IEAM) for content delivery and video streaming. Furthermore, a new product release, MAS v8.11, has enhanced the Maximo Application Suite (MAS) – an enterprise asset management solution. 

 

40. Innominds

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: iDhi Eye: A “full-circle” cloud orchestrated (Device Management & MlOps), 5G enabled, platform (Device & Software) for multi-channel real-time vision intelligence & control on the edge.  

Main customers: Enterprises – in construction, medtech, transport and aviation. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Innominds launched a multi-channel Edge AI solution. They have conducting field trials for their cloud connected custom devices with multi-channel AI-on-the-Edge capabilities for their customers in MedTech, Enterprise Access Control & Security, Transportation, Construction & Unmanned systems (UAVs). These are currently in development/field trials/production. 

 

41. Intent HQ

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: For brands looking to understand and predict their customer and market behaviour and activate the world’s richest consumer behavioural data through enhanced marketing or monetisation opportunities without impinging on user privacy. 

Main customers: Consumer brands (e.g. Verizon, HB Reavis, Asisa), app publishers, enterprises (e.g. financial service providers) and telecoms operators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Intent HQ maintained its momentum in 2023 as a leader in privacy-first AI analytics, further solidifying its AI Analytics Platform through product advancements and strategic partnerships. The year saw key developments across the core offerings: Intent Edge, Intent xChange, and Intent Lift. Intent Edge expanded to Intent Edge Pro, and won a multi-million deal with a leading global technology company. Intent HQ also forged strategic partnerships in 2023, notably with Novatiq, a telco-verified digital identity platform, and acquired Anagog, the AI customer engagement platform behind Intent Edge, to bolster its edge technology with expertise and 37 patents.  

 

42. IOTech Systems

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Solves the industrial data problem at the edge by making it easily accessible, actionable, and manageable.  

Main customers: SIs, Enterprises – particularly in Smart Building/Cities, Renewable Energy and Energy, Transportation and Retail. 

Notable achievements in 2023: IOTech had a number of significant product, partner and company announcements in 2023. They repackaged and relaunched IOTech Edge Central, which is a complete solution at the edge, a flexible, open edge data platform that makes industrial data easily accessible, actionable, and manageable. They also launched IOTech Edge Connect to simplify the collection and management of Industrial Data. They also secured partnerships with Advantech and  LATERAL.systems. With investment from  Dell Technologies Capital they expanded into North America.

 

43. Itron

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: Enables utilities and cities to better manage energy and water. 

Main customers: Enterprises (energy and water utilitt companies). 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Itron launched its edge gateway product line to expand the capabilities of utilities to achieve decarbonisation and sustainability goals, and manage critical infrastructure. Apart from new product launch, Itron also worked on a few notable projects in 2023. Itron supported Alectra Utilities in modernising its electric distribution grid, enhancing performance, and providing value-added services for over 1 million customers. Additionally, Itron completed a technology transfer with Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, managing 3 million+ gas connections in Pakistan. Itron also introduced advanced metering infrastructure solution in Australia and New Zealand, facilitating the digital transformation of water utilities. 

 

44. KPN

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Its Multi-Cloud (Networking) & Edge services offering provides interoperability, security, compliance and innovation for business customers. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. in manufacturing, transport & logistics, retail & health), system integrators, ISVs.  

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, KPN announced its new solution for Multi-Cloud and Campus Networks as part of its 2024-2027 strategy. This solution will leverage orchestration and secure access to multi-cloud environments, coupled with secure digital infrastructure (including private 5G, LAN and edge computing) for business critical use cases. KPN also successfully piloted various use cases for both regional edge (e.g. cooperative, adaptive cruise control, truck platooning, tele-operations, automated intersection crossing sensors, and gaming) and on-premise edge (e.g. AGVs, deterministic process, 3D offloading, and human machine intervention).

 

45. Kyndryl

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: A distributed computing solution that allows its customers to choose between multiple network connectivity technologies and networks service providers. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. chemical, oil & gas, manufacturing), telecoms operators, system integrators, software vendors. 

Notable achievements in 2023: In October 2023, Kyndryl announced strategic alliance with Palo Alto Networks to provide end-to-end network and cybersecurity services for joint enterprise customers. Kyndryl also launched new managed SASE service with Fortinet to provide automated secure network access capability from the edge to end users. Kyndryl also expanded its three-year agreement with Nokia to co-innovate and accelerate deployment of flexible, reliable, and secure LTE and 5G private wireless connectivity services and Industry 4.0 solutions. By combining Private LTE / 5G wireless technologies and Azure Stack for edge computing, Kyndryl works with Microsoft help its customers adopt new cloud technologies. 

 

46. Leading Edge Data Centres

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility, network 

Key proposition: Our mission to bridge the digital divide in regional Australia through a network of over 20 highly interconnected and sustainable Tier III data centres. 

Main customers: Systems integrators, government entities, telecoms operators and MSPs such as Kinetix and Newcastle Connect.  

Notable achievements in 2023: Leading Edge Data Centres inaugurated its sixth data centre in regional Australia, extending its reach to  85% of the regional population. LECD  also acquired an additional 12 data centre sites, currently under various stages of construction. It achieved ISO accreditation at its sites, indicating its security and performance credentials. 

 

47. Lumen

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: All-in-one infrastructure for the anywhere edge. Upgrading and virtualising IT and cloud infrastructure for a decentralised computational network. Attracting enterprise customers to Web 3.0. 

Main customers: Enterprises, government, systems integrators, software vendors, business technology outsourcers, other enterprise service providers, cloud providers, and telecommunication companies. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Lumen partnered with JLL and Schneider Electric to create a modular edge offering to take these to market in the US. The service provider  worked with Gaijin Entertainment, a global video game developer and publisher, to increase user performance and loyalty while reducing content distribution costs with Lumen’s Content Delivery Network solutions running at its edge. It’s other notable new customer was Flux, a next-generation decentralised computational network that provides critical, high-availability infrastructure for the New Internet, including the blockchain-powered FluxOS and FLUX cryptocurrency. Lumen added a new layer of processing power to meet Flux’s storage requirements and virtualisation capabilities.

48. Lytn

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System) 

Key proposition: Predict the demand on the network at each edge. 

Main customers: MSPs who want to move from NaaS to smart networks. 

Notable achievements in 2023: rolled out its first Software as a Service (SaaS) for SD-WAN-based edge architectures, securing initial clients and exploring use cases for enhanced edge functionality. A partnership was formed with Arctos Labs to integrate technologies, targeting the first real deployment in the first quarter of 2024. 

 

49.MainStreaming

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Revolutionise the streaming experience, delivering broadcast-grade on-demand and live video streaming at scale via our Edge Video Delivery Network services, guaranteeing superior quality of viewing experience for end users. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. DAZN), telecoms operators (e.g. Sky). 

Notable achievements in 2023: MainStreaming has been named as a cool vendor by Gartner in its edge computing report for providing innovative end-to-end edge video delivery network services to the leading OTT service providers and broadcasters. Forrester cited MainStreaming in its report on tackling the challenges in the streaming, broadcasting, and telcos industries by delivering video experiences with sustained video bitrate, ultra-low rebuffering rates and faster video startup, especially for live streaming at scale. MainStreaming is declared as carbon neutral company by German Climate Partner for its strategic practices in product design and green initiatives (UN SDGs offset projects and Greening of Streaming Initiative). 

 

50. Mawari

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing) 

Key proposition: Streamline 3D/XR content deployment and deliver at scale with GPU and Storage services aggregated from data centres and telcos edge infrastructure. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, XR developer companies, GPU data centres. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Mawari received GSMA Foundry Award 2023 and show cased at MWC Barcelona. In 2023, Mawari raised USD 6.5mi speed round to build decentralized XR rendering and streaming network. Two notable deployments in the XR content field are XR Music and Art performance launch at Mutek Japan and a pilot launch for XR platform with VTUBER content creators in Asia. Mawari also onboarded T-Mobile and Telefonica as node runners for the Mawari Network platform launch. 

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51.  MetalSoft.io

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Compute, storage, network infrastructure, automation and orchestration across data centres and edge locations.  

Main customers: Telecoms operators, large enterprises and cloud service providers. 

Notable achievements in 2023: MetalSoft has released six major software updates including new drivers for Lenovo, Dell, Juniper, Cisco, HPE, SuperMicro, Intel, Nvidia, Broadcom, and more. MetalSoft has also acquired several large customers most notably in the telco and edge categories, delivering new use cases for a top APAC telco and a Tier 1 US telco, specifically for Private Cloud and Edge Computing, respectively. In the cloud service provider space, a leading US data centre service provider is using MetalSoft to power their new edge compute offering, eventually reaching 70 macro-edge locations. Similarly, with a leading LATAM data centre service provider, helping them enter the BMaaS / edge compute market. Finally, MetalSoft has strengthened its relationships with Dell Technologies, the Gartner ecosystem, and joined the Open Compute Project.

52. Microsoft

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: Ultra-low-latency networking, applications, and services at the enterprise edge. 

Main customers: Enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Launched an ISV programme for its Azure private MEC service, catering to enterprise customer requirements. This programme uses both 4G and 5G private wireless technologies to offer a range of solutions tailored for different market sectors.

 

53. mimik

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Software Application 

Key proposition: Provides hybrid edge cloud (HEC) technology that enables smart devices to act as a cloud server for autonomous cloud-native applications across a range of industries. 

Main customers: Developers & enterprises (e.g. in automotive, mobility and industry 4.0). 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, mimik was recognised by CRN as one of their top 50 Edge Computing Companies. It maintained its position in the automotive industry by establishing commercial partnerships with key players, such as Marelli, Blackberry QNX, and TTTech to accelerate the development of the next generation of software-defined-vehicle platforms. Its solution has been integrated with a world-leading SDV software stack and is showcased by Marelli at CES 2024.

 

54. Namla

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: Edge orchestration and management platform, with built in cloud native SD-WAN capabilities. 

Main customers: Global SIs and enterprises in retail and manufacturing. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Announced the launch of its management and orchestration platform tailored for Nvidia Jetson devices and a cloud native SD-WAN product. Also announced new partnerships with hardware vendors including Advantech, Axiomtek, Lanner, and Supermicro.

 

55. Nearby Computing

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: NearbyOne Edge-to-Cloud 360 Automation Platform: all the edge power at your fingertips. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, systems integrators, services providers, network companies (e.g. tower companies) and enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: During this year, Nearby consolidated continuous growth thanks to the influx of new projects and clients. Proof of Concepts (PoC), Request for Proposals (RFP), related to automated platforms, Private Networks, and Telco Edge Clouds have contributed to this growth. The acquisition of new clients such as Telefonica, ST Engineering, and Italtel positioned Nearby within the telco channel. Additionally, it has actively participated in working groups such as CAmARA or Sylva. In September 2023, Nearby was also named as a ‘cool vendor’ in edge computing by Gartner.

 

56. NETSCOUT

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: Offers a 5G performance and network monitoring solution, designed for hybrid and cloud-native environments, to support telecoms operators to deliver actionable insights into reliability and latency for 5G networks, applications, and services.  

Main customers: Telecoms operators, enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, NETSCOUT developed a continuous latency monitoring capability for the user place at the 5G edge for ultra latency-sensitive applications. NETSCOUT also worked with several network equipment  providers (e.g. Ericsson, Nokia, Mavenir, Nokia), and leading hyperscalers to provide visibility to IP traffic in the 5G cloudified network. One example is the development of a data processing and network function monitoring solution together with Ericsson and Swisscom, that provides automatic access to and the ability to analyse raw packet data. NETSCOUT also launched  Omnis Analytics Automation solution that utilises 5G data packet intelligence at scale, creating smart data or data insights for CSPs in context to their own network. 

 

57. Neutroon

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: An OSS/orchestration platform aiming to simplify private 5G and edge applications for enterprises by offering a single pane of glass view across multiple sites. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators and SIs. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Launched an edge applications orchestrator on its cloud platform, supporting virtual machines and containers via RedHat and VMware. Secured deals with Fujitsu, Altice, and Shared Access across Spain, Portugal, the UK, and the US.

 

58. nLighten

Company type: Growth stage

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing) 

Key proposition: A secure, regionally focused pan-European edge data centre platform that brings data closer to customers, ensuring high-speed low latency applications delivery, diverse connectivity and reduced data transit costs while also being mindful of the environmental impact.     

Main customers: Application providers (e.g. IoT providers, AR &VR services, cloud gaming), enterprises and regional fibre providers. 

Notable achievements in 2023: nLighten rapidly expanded its network of edge data centres. In June, the acquisition of Euclyde added 6 facilities in France to its existing portfolio (of 10 sites in Germany). In January 2023, nLighten launched its Edge IX regional internet exchange service in the UK. This initiative will see internet exchanges located within its colocation data centres across the North, North West, Midlands, Thames Valley, South West and South Wales. In September, this was complemented by the acquisition of Proximity Data Centres brought 10 UK sites under nLighten’s umbrella. Expansion in The Netherlands was seen in November when GYROCenter was added to the portfolio.

 

59. NodeWeaver

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Provides reliability, simplicity, and manageability for edge deployments of any size or scale. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. in energy, manufacturing, financial services), telecoms operators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Production deployment across entire fleet for one of the world’s largest cruise lines. Deployment of video surveillance solutions for one of the largest casino operators in the U.S. One of the top 5 mobile operators in the world selected NodeWeaver to be deployed in their network in 2024. Safe city deployment within several municipalities in South America. Participation in Edge Field Day 2 where NodeWeaver conducted a live demonstration of NodeWeaver’s Zero Touch Deployment capability.

 

60. Nokia

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: The Industrial Edge solution offers a set of click-to-deploy apps to support a wide range of Industry 4.0 use cases beyond connectivity, using an ecosystem-neutral approach. 

Main customers: Enterprises 

Notable achievements in 2023: At MWC 2023, Nokia unveiled a hardware platform from Dell for MX Industrial Edge, featuring GPU support and a full as-a-service subscription model. It also striked partnerships with various ISVs to introduce new applications in the Nokia Industrial Application Catalog, including Atos Computer Vision/Eviden. There were other notable partnerships with Bosch, Kyndryl and DXC Technology. With Bosch Rexroth, Nokia integrated the virtualised operating system ctrlX OS into MX Industrial Edge. The collaboration with with DXC Technology resulted in the launch of DXC Signal Private LTE and 5G Solution, integrating Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) and Nokia MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) with DXC Platform X™.

 

61. Open Access Data Centres

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance) 

Key proposition: Accelerating Africa’s digital transformation with a pan-Africa, open-access, carrier-neutral network of DC facilities, fully connected into Africa’s largest network infrastructure. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, content providers, cloud operators, enterprises, governments. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Open Access Data Centres (OADC) carried out a series of projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, which include building new OADC Rondebosch core data centre, landing 2Africa cable into OADC Durban data centre, starting to build Congo’s first Tier-III facility OADC Kinshasa, and landing Equiano cable into new OADC data centre Lagos in Nigeria. OADC Lagos received Tier-III Uptime Institute accreditation. OADC also introduced converged open digital infrastructure to facilitate digital transformation in Africa, transforming digital penetration with the open-access wholesale connectivity of WIOCC. OADC has >20 edge data centres deployed across South Africa located within major business and connectivity hubs.

 

62. OptDyn

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: Provides peer-to-peer edge cloud solution and AI solutions support defence and national-scale programs through resiliency, reliability and security capabilities to all operational systems on the edge.  

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. in government sectors, defence, smart cities), software vendors (e.g. in edge and AIoT).  

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, OptDyn expanded their National Ark government cloud cybersecurity solution, which was initially developed in 2013 for several NATO states, to include dedicated financial services solutions that protect mission-critical sovereign digital economic infrastructure. OptDyn also augmented their Sovereign Cyber Defence Solutions to include critical maritime infrastructure protection powered by autonomous submarine drones, as well as advances in mobile real-time infrastructure for combat cloud applications and capabilities at the edge. 

 

63. Opticoms

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: A turn-key 5G and edge solution as managed service, including planning, integration and running. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, global SIs, and other private networks providers, as a white label solution. Some edge services direct to enterprise. 

Notable achievements in 2023: The launch of a cloud-based EDGE 5G connectivity solution and the deployment of an advanced edge computing platform for network, device, and application management. 

 

64. Orange Business

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Edge IaaS, Paas and consultancy services. 

Main customers: Global SIs, enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023:  

Expanded its strategic offerings by launching the ‘Operational Experience’ for Smart Industry, enhancing its partner ecosystem with the inclusion of Microsoft Azure and AWS edge solutions. This expansion is complemented by the introduction of their ‘Digital Infrastructure Services’ portfolio, which now features network edge services alongside Telco Cloud.

 

65. PacketX Technology

Company type: Start up 

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing) 

Key proposition: Helps incumbent operators to provide enterprises a private network service on their 4G LTE, 5G NSA or 5G SA networks. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, systems integrators and enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: PacketX launched 2 products in 2023: PacketX GRISM-CORE, a lightweight 5G core for private 5G SA network, and PacketX S5AP, a 5G CPE with SD-WAN functions. The company also saw notable adoption of its products, for example from FarEastone, who uses PacketX GRISM-MECGW to implement private 5G services for enterprises. This is being applied in manufacturing, energy and logistics. PacketX also saw its GRISM-MEC and GRISM-Core integrate with Askey and Gemtek’s small cells for 5G private network solutions and is co-working with Thailand’s NIPA Cloud to develop 5G PN solutions and showcase at the IoT Solution Expo 2023 in Thailand.

 

66. Pulsant

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: Its edge infrastructure platform provides a single, integrated solution that brings together colocation, cloud, and connectivity to enable and support businesses moving to the edge.  

Main customers: Enterprises (especially start ups), ISVs (e.g. edge application providers), telecoms operators, managed service providers. 

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Pulsant launched their platformEdge infrastructure into the market. Using their platform, they have also managed to demonstrate benefits of regional infrastructure with customers including Linkpool who achieved 85% cost savings. Pulsant continued the expansion of their Data Centre estate with a £3m investment in Rotherham and a £4.5m investment in Manchester. Pulsant also supported Scottish business growth by providing access for Crichton Campus in Scotland to their data centre. Pulsant also continued their focus on sustainability: gaining ISO 50001 accreditation and receiving silver certification from Ecovadis.  

 

67. Qwilt

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Enable the open edge cloud in service provider networks and use the edge to unlock better digital experiences from content publishers, streaming platforms and application developers.  

Main customers: Streaming platforms (e.g. Disney). 

Notable achievements in 2023: Qwilt embarked on new partnerships with telecoms operators and services providers in 2023, including Telefonica in Spain, stc in Saudi Arabia and Vodafone. All of these companies are deploying Qwilt in their networks.

 

68. Rafay Systems

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Bridges the complexity gap and automates self-service cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes workflows to enable businesses to focus on rapid innovation instead of managing the cloud and edge networks.  

Main customers: Enterprises and service providers (e.g. MoneyGram, Guardant Health, Minum) and telecoms operators (e.g. Verizon Business). 

Notable achievements in 2023: Introduced in November, Rafay launched its Cloud Automation Platform to address the complexity of Kubernetes in the cloud and at the edge. Rafay also announced a series of new product capabilities, strategic partnerships and contributions to the wider ecosystem. The new capabilities included Environment Manager, Automated Fleet Operations and Gen AI Infrastructure Templates. Additionally, Rafay entered into a reseller partnership with NTT DATA and recognised in two industry awards (Cool Vendor in the 2023 Gartner Cool Vendors in Container Management Report and a Leader and Out Performers in the 2023 GigaOm Radar Report for Managed Kubernetes).

 

69. RAI Way

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance). 

Key proposition: Neutral host edge data centres built with hyperscale standards. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators, enterprises, global SIs. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Initiated the first phase of a nationwide project by launching five neutral-host edge data centres in Italy. This initiative is part of a broader plan that will eventually see 18 data centres launched across Italy.

 

70. Rakuten Symphony

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: Industry-leading, cloud-native software solutions that simplify all aspects of edge deployments – from provisioning to service delivery and ongoing LCM – and this has been proven at scale. 

Main customers: Enterprises, telecoms operators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: 2023 marked more traction and scale for production edge deployments across telecoms and enterprise use cases, with 1&1 Germany being an example. Other developments in 2023 included Dell building and selling a solution for AI/ML on private clouds integrated with Rakuten Cloud. The world’s leading telecommunications company in Africa has deployed this solution for hosting a complex set of analytics workloads. It also secured a win with a multi-national enterprise retail company via its partnership with Google.  Rakuten Symphony continued to release updates to its flagship products, such as Rakuten Cloud Native Platform (optimised for the edge).

 

71. Red Hat

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge cloud infrastructure; open source and forums 

Key proposition: Helps enable edge use cases with its proven expertise in the telco industry and its robust partner ecosystem.  

Main customers: Telecoms operators (e.g. Verizon and NTT East) and technology companies in different verticals (e.g. Intel, ABB and Siemens in manufacturing, Locheed Martin in defence).  

Notable achievements in 2023: Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Device Edge, a solution designed for resource-constrained environments that require small form factor compute at the device edge. Red Hat also announced a partnership with Nokia in 2023 to integrate Nokia’s core network applications with Red Hat OpenStack and OpenShift – this will enable telecoms operators to meet the demands of distributed compute workloads, whether network workloads or for multi-access edge computing.

 

72. Roost

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services) 

Key proposition: Translate complex world problems into real solutions by simplifying connections between diverse technologies, creating intelligent and high-value products for businesses, society, and the environment. 

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. hospitals, retail, industries,  banks, education, and agriculture), software/system providers, cities/public sector. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Roost welcomed new clients, including UNESP, SEBRAE, Caixa Seguros, COPEL Energia, SERPRO, UNICAMP, BRB Bank, Brasilia Airport, and Viracopos Airport. To enhance future prospects, ROOST established an Innovation Department, focusing on energy efficiency, cost reduction, and automation solutions. In response to evolving consumer habits, the department aims to create products for modern living. A key partnership with SBR integrated the SIMOS product into the ROOST Edge Framework. SIMOS is a control and monitoring system for sanitation, enhancing operational and energy efficiency, using The ROOST Edge Framework. This helps enable an interconnected universe, reflecting Roost’s commitment to innovation, technology, and a sustainable future.

 

73. Scale Computing

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application 

Key proposition: An edge computing platform with a fleet management solution designed to manage edge at scale. 

Main customers: Enterprises. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Scale Computing introduced zero-touch provisioning in 2023 to its Fleet Manager. This addition allows for pre-configured clusters, reduces setup times and enables non-specialist staff to handle installations.

 

74. Schneider Electric

Company type: Growth stage 

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities) 

Key proposition: The purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all.  

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. in manufacturing, retail, healthcare), telecoms operators). 

Notable achievements in 2023: Key product launches included: Smart UPS Ultra in the data centre segment, Easy UPS 3-Phase Modular, Zeigo (SaaS sustainability solutions to drive decarbonisation) and NEMA4 certified Micro Datacentre for outdoor Edge Computing and distributed cloud deployments. In terms of partnerships in 2023, these included Hailo Technologies for enhanced AI capabilities, AcelorMittal for low carbon steel to reduce environmental impact, Intel and Applied Materials for the New Catalyze Program aimed at decarbonising the semiconductor value chain, Capgemini for accelerating 5G industrial automation supported by Qualcomm, and BitSight to enhance the detection of Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity exposure. SE also acquired EcoAct, an international leader in climate consulting and net-zero solutions.

 

75. Singtel

Company type: Established 

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform) 

Key proposition: Allows telcos to monetise their existing infrastructure, differentiate their offerings in respective markets, and capitalise on edge computing. 

Main customers: Telecoms operators. 

Notable achievements in 2023: Singtel launched its AIS Paragon offering in Thailand. Singtel also formed a cross border partnership with Chunghwa Telecom in December 2023. The collaboration aims to leverage Singtel’s Paragon platform strengths to create an integrated service platform for 5G network slicing and cloud applications. This platform will enable customers to rapidly deploy their 5G slicing applications and access the necessary cloud resources. 

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76. SixSq, an Ekinops Company

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services)

Key proposition: Help customers become data-driven by facilitating insight creation from their data at the edge.

Main customers: Enterprises and telecoms operators.

Notable achievements in 2023: SixSq has grown its marketplace of business applications to over 40 apps. These applications now cover verticals including transport, telco, retail, energy/utility and smart city. SixSq have also certified 10,000 edge devices per customer, with high availability.

 

77. Spectro Cloud

Company type: Growth stage

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform)

Key proposition: Helping organisations to take the power of Kubernetes to the edge, making it simple and secure, at scale.

Main customers: Enterprises in retail, oil and gas, healthcare etc, and telecoms operators.

Notable achievements in 2023: Spectro Cloud, in partnership with Intel, launched a Kubernetes edge security architecture, known as SENA. It also introduced Palette EdgeAI, a solution tailored for deploying AI stacks to edge Kubernetes clusters. Additionally, the company supported the LocalAI open-source project, which gained significant attention. In collaboration with Canonical, a telco edge stack was developed. The year also saw the publication of Spectro Cloud’s third annual research report, offering insights into edge-specific trends. Investment from Qualcomm Ventures further validated the company’s direction. Moreover, Spectro Cloud pioneered the first Kubernetes 2-node HA architecture. The company’s customer base expanded with edge projects for various notable firms, underscoring its growing influence in the edge computing space.

 

78. stc

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services)

Key proposition: Offers public and private edge with an overlay platform fabric that enables customers to choose their edge stack of choice from an ecosystem of alliances with hyperscalers, major telecommunications equipment providers and new entrants, while ensuring data privacy and data sovereignty.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. in ports, oil & gas, industries).

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, stc made significant strides in 5G private edge innovation, successfully deploying several proof-of-concept projects within industries like oil & gas, ports and manufacturing, further solidifying its presence as an innovator in edge in Saudi Arabia. As part of its wider vision in providing a overlaying platform fabric, stc has formed partnerships with hyperscalers (Microsoft, AWS, Google) and Telecommunications Network providers (Huawei, Ericsson, etc.) alike.

 

79. Stream Analyze

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Software Application

Key proposition: Tools and infrastructure for developing, deploying, running, and managing analytical AI models on massive fleets of distributed edge devices.

Main customers: Enterprises – automotive, manufacturing and specialised tools.

Notable achievements in 2023: Updated its edge AI platform, improving performance and capacity. The company initiated production with international industry leaders, widening its market scope. It also worked with semiconductor companies, including Microchip, to develop AI solutions for the industrial sector.

 

80. Summit Tech

Company type: Growth stage

Position in edge ecosystem: Software Application

Key proposition: Leverages MEC and Edge APIs to bring 8K 360 live streaming to multiple use cases such as ecommerce shopping, sports stadiums, and enterprise/industrial applications, and enables brands to engage audiences with edge-compute powered hyper-personalised live event experiences that are much more interactive and immersive.

Main customers: Telecoms operators (e.g. Verizon, Singtel, AIS, Vodafone, Orange, KT), hyperscalers and cloud providers, enterprises (e.g. major retailers), software vendors (e.g. eCommerce companies).

Notable achievements in 2023: achieved noteworthy milestones, securing the TM Forum Edge Marketplace Catalyst Winner title in collaboration with Bell, Vodafone, Lightstorm, Aria Systems, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Summit Tech, Nokia, Concertia, and Salesforce. Other accomplishments include completing Red Hat trials on Open Shift for improved mobile operator edge performance, successfully conducting CAMARA/GSMA Open Gateway QoD Edge Trial and completing a trial in Asia with the Bridge Alliance, AIS Thailand and the GSMA. Summit Tech has also been engaged with various initiatives and organisations, for example taking leadership roles in the Linux Foundation CAMARA Edge/NaaS APIs.

 

81. Sunlight.io

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform)

Key proposition: A full-stack, bare-metal virtualisation platform that combines the computing, storage, and networking of one to multiple servers into a single system or cluster.

Main customers: Global SIs, ISVs.

Notable achievements in 2023: Established a partnership with Onteon Tech to streamline the deployment and management of applications at edge locations. An agreement with Lenovo was signed to incorporate Sunlight into Lenovo’s edge computing offerings. They showcased various AI and ML applications on Lenovo ThinkEdge devices, featuring Sunlight’s virtualisation and management, during a roadshow across the UK. Additionally, they introduced ‘Kiosk Mode’ to their product features, enhancing support for peripheral-connected applications directly on edge computing servers.

 

82. Supermicro

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform)

Key proposition: Broadest, most efficient, highest performance, cost effective, workload-optimized server product range covering cloud to edge and available with all major CPU and AI processors.

Main customers: Cloud providers, enterprises (e.g. retail, manufacturing), national labs, OEMs and telecoms operators.

Notable achievements in 2023: For Supermicro, 2023 was the year for growth in AI, taking a market-leading position for AI servers based on Nvidia, Intel, AMD and Ampere.  Supermicro has a fast product introduction across the board and chipset vendor from cloud to edge.  Supermicro saw rapid adoption of servers for AI LLM with a focus on training. This is in line with the company’s expectation for greater adoption of inferencing in 2024.  For edge, it is seeing AI adoption in retail and video surveillance.

 

83. SUSE

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System)

Key proposition: Provides a purpose-built, lightweight, proven, hardened, fully integrated, open-source solution for managing the full lifecycle of edge devices at scale, enabling customers to innovate freely with an open and flexible infrastructure.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. retail, telecommunications, IIOT, automotive, healthcare).

Notable achievements in 2023: One of the major highlights of 2023 was the launch of SUSE Adaptive Telco Infrastructure Platform (ATIP), a telco-optimised edge computing platform, which will be followed up later this year with the 3.0 version, which yet again extends the capabilities of the platform to adhere to a rich set of telecommunications use-cases, e.g. 5G Core, RAN, fixed access, and a whole host of others. SUSE has developed ATIP in close collaboration with the leading European telco operators such as Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, and others.

 

84. Synadia Communications

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform)

Key proposition: Single cloud native/opensource software platform for securely connecting enterprises’ data across any cloud, geography or edge endpoint.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. financial services, retail, industrial manufacturing, gaming, government), SaaS platforms.

Notable achievements in 2023: Significant milestones in 2023 include over 200% revenue growth and the successful signing of prominent clients such as Rivian, Georgia Pacific, PowerFlex, Replitt.ai, and Schaeffler for edge use cases. Additionally, Synadia secured funding in a Series B round. On the product front, notable accomplishments include the launch of Synadia Cloud and the development of edge-based AI solutions, both achieving FIPS compliance. The company established key partnerships with SUSE, Akamai, HarperDB, and AWS Cloud Marketplace. In the community, NATS.io server platform downloads exceeded 300 million, the NATS Slack community grew by over 100% to over 7,700 members, and NATS documentation averaged over 1 million views per month.

 

85. Tata Communications

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services)

Key proposition: Experience boundless possibilities at the edge with a cloud and infra-agnostic edge computing platform built on open-source Kubernetes to drive accelerated business outcomes.

Main customers: Enterprises (large, SMB, start-ups across retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and others), software vendors.

Notable achievements in 2023: The automated Tata Communications CloudLyte expanded in 2023, through partnerships with multiple edge use case ISVs like Litmus Edge for IoT use-cases, KloudSpot for Computer Vision use cases, Nvidia for edge-AI infrastructure. These partnerships helped drive successful POCs for edge use cases in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, Ed Tech, and content delivery. Solutions included digital signage, footfall analysis, store-in-box, quality inspection, telemedicine, connected cars, and exam conductance. Tata Communications also reached milestones across sectors, such as in content delivery, running 11+ global Production Edge PoPs.

 

86. Telco Systems

Company type: Growth stage

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services)

Key proposition: Edgility simplifies the complexities of unifying connectivity and compute at the edge, and helps you effortlessly and cost-effectively scale your edge to cloud connectivity.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. manufacturing, energy/utilities), Tier 1 and 2 service providers (e.g. City Fibre), managed service providers, systems integrators, technology providers (e.g. Advantech).

Notable achievements in 2023: Telco Systems launched of Edgility release 6, which included new features in Kubernetes and containers, AI optimisation, integrated network functions, and others. The platform was also named the “Best Business App Deployment & Lifecycle Management Platform 2023″ in the Best in Business Awards. Outside of this recognition, Telco Systems announced a partnership with Lanner Electronics and Cvedia, to demonstrate a next-generation, smart retail solution based on advanced edge computing supporting AI acceleration on a small form-factor edge device. Plus, it engaged Urban Sky on a partnership for solutions for the management of multi-family buildings, to offer innovative Smart Buildings solutions across the US.

 

87. ThinkPalm Technologies

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities)

Key proposition: Cloud-native edge computing platform that seamlessly integrates with your network, reducing complexity and enhancing operational efficiency.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. power grid, oil and gas, wildlife and maritime), telecoms operators.

Notable achievements in 2023: This year, ThinkPalm released the latest version of NetvirE, featuring security features that prioritise cybersecurity standards for safeguarding data and ensuring operational integrity. NetvirE extended its commitment to sustainability with a small carbon footprint and reduced manual interventions, streamlining processes and optimising workforce productivity. In 2023, ThinkPalm developed Industry 4.0 solutions, such as the WildGuard use case for a UK-based customer in wildlife conservation and an Intelligent Infrastructure Management solution for a major telecom provider in India. Looking ahead to 2024, the company is actively developing use cases for the power and energy transmission sectors and oil and gas production units.

 

88. TinkerBloX

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services)

Key proposition: Device-native ‘Built-for-Day Zero Outcomes’ microservices based meta platform for sustainable futuristic IoT deployments at scale.

Main customers: OEMs, telecoms operators, systems integrators, software vendors.

Notable achievements in 2023: In September 2023, the ‘EdgeBloX’ AIOT@Edge orchestration suite was unveiled as a device-native “built-for-Day Zero Outcomes” microservices-based meta platform designed for futuristic IoT deployments.  The November 2023 release enabled supervised control of heavy workloads at the edge, facilitating remote deployment, configuration, and management. Noteworthy customer acquisitions include TinkerBloX’s collaboration with the world’s largest technology distribution company to transform its distribution business into a servitisation-based model and a contract with the largest Tier I Automotive supplier to modernise shop floors in alignment with Industry 4.0 goals. EdgeBloX also partnered with key industry players such as Sensata, WESCO, ESPRESSIF, Real Variable, and Verizon, spanning the IoT value chain.

 

89. Unmanned Life

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application

Key proposition: Drive operational efficiency with autonomous drones and analytics, enabled in real-time thanks to edge computing and robust cellular networks.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. ports, power utilities, and oil and gas), software vendors.

Notable achievements in 2023: The autonomous drone-in-a-box surveillance product was unveiled and Unmanned Life expanded its partnerships. In a strategic move, Unmanned Life secured 3 reseller agreements with major telcos, as well as establishing strong partnerships with industry giants in the tech sector, such as Microsoft, Cisco, Ericsson, and AWS. Moreover, Unmanned Life joined the ranks of GSMA Foundry. The company showcased its capabilities through deployments, such as a demonstration in collaboration with AWS at the Port of Antwerp. This trial featured the deployment of two autonomous drones operating on AWS Snowball Edge and using standalone 5G, demonstrating robust security rounds within the port.

 

90. Vapor IO

Company type: Growth stage

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Open Source & Forums (e.g. Open Source, Forums and Communities)

Key proposition: Provides cost-effective and near-premises edge networks and micro data centres designed to support real-time services without requiring on-premises equipment with the Kinetic Grid platform.

Main customers: Telecoms operators, cloud providers, enterprises, governments.

Notable achievements in 2023: Vapor IO and Comcast teamed up on a pilot to enable third-party edge service providers to host data and applications in local Comcast markets. The companies kicked off initial projects in Chicago and Atlanta to demonstrate product readiness and identify opportunities for scaling nationwide. Vapor IO also announced an expansion to its relationship with the City of Las Vegas to bring real-time AI to smart cities. In October 2023, Vapor unveiled its ‘Monetise the AI Edge’ partner initiative designed to help partners accelerate the availability of real-time AI by delivering bundled AI services via its shared and neutral host infrastructure.

 

91. Varnish Software

Company type: Growth stage

Position in edge ecosystem: Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application

Key proposition: Enables businesses to provide the fastest, most efficient content delivery, anywhere, for unprecedented experiences, unlocking latency-free digital interactions at any scale.

Main customers: Enterprises, telecoms operators, service providers, streaming services, technology and finance organisations.

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Varnish Software achieved a milestone, breaking the 1 Tbps edge performance barrier in collaboration with Intel and Supermicro. It announced record-setting content delivery milestones, surpassing 1.3 Tbps throughput on a single edge server. Varnish Software introduced Massive Storage Engine 4 (MSE 4) for improved edge storage and management, as well as Varnish Enterprise 6, along with upgraded Varnish Controller 5.1 and Traffic Router. New partnerships with Green Streams and SixSq streamlined secure video distribution and software integration via the Nuvla platform, ensuring optimal user experiences at the edge.

 

92. Verge

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application

Key proposition: Provides AI based automation for enterprise database management across all cloud and compute environments on a global scale with significant OPEX and CAPEX IT savings across the enterprise footprint.

Main customers: Resellers (e.g. Lumen Technologies).

Notable achievements in 2023: Verge has secured Lumen Technologies as a reseller, with Lumen successfully building a comprehensive service offering centered around Verge’s product. Additionally, Carahsoft has joined as a reseller, and discussions with Dell Technologies are underway, aiming to finalise a reseller agreement in the first quarter of 2024. Verge’s product is currently operational in Lumen’s Edge Experience Center and is featured on Lumen’s GSA schedule. By the end of 2023, Carahsoft has strategically included Verge’s product in seven government contracts, making it readily available for purchase. Verge also received revenue from two pilot projects conducted in Italy in 2023.

 

93. Verizon

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services)

Key proposition: Offers fully-managed, pre-integrated solutions with privacy and security built in by design, leveraging its spectrum and fibre assets, which is accessible by 75% of the U.S. population within 150 miles of a Verizon edge.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. in manufacturing, venues, ports/airports, retail, and education), public sector institutions, small businesses.

Notable achievements in 2023: Verizon’s public MEC saw significant opportunities in 2023, and its private wireless network solution experienced increased demand throughout the year. This trend was observed across various industries, particularly in venues. For instance, the deployment of a Managed Private Wireless Solution in all 30 NFL stadiums for coach-to-coach communications. Verizon’s collaboration with the NFL and key teams led to an initiative aligned with its broader 5G Edge Connected Venue portfolio, enhancing fan experiences in over 75 iconic sports and music venues. In 2023, a heightened focus on network slicing emerged as Verizon utilised a cloud-native, containerised, virtualised 5G core, to improve service agility, flexibility, and automated scalability. Recently, it demonstrated network slicing at the Las Vegas F1 race.

 

94. Vertiv

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance)

Key proposition: Offers a portfolio of power, cooling, and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network.

Main customers: Hyperscalers, enterprises (e.g. in healthcare, manufacturing, rail, power generation, and oil & gas), system integrators.

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Vertiv announced the acquisition of CoolTera, a provider of coolant distribution infrastructure for data centre liquid cooling technology. It also announced its collaboration with Intel, to provide a liquid cooling solution that will support the new Intel Gaudi3 AI accelerator, scheduled to launch in 2024. Vertiv also unveiled a Customer Experience Center in Ohio which features a microgrid power solution that helps data centres address electrical grid capacity and availability challenges. Vertiv was also named the winner of the Power Protection and Management category of the 2023 CRN Annual Report Card Awards.

 

95. VMware by Broadcom

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform)

Key proposition: VMware Edge Compute Stack is an edge-optimised run-time and orchestration platform for frictionless management of edge apps and infrastructure across many sites with limited resources.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. manufacturing, retail and energy).

Notable achievements in 2023: VMWare announced its new orchestration system architected for zero touch deployment and lifecycle management to enable simple edge operations across sites with limited IT. VMWare also announced new edge telemetry capabilities to provide insight and visibility into edge workloads, identify end devices, and make available contextual information to accelerate problem resolution. Furthermore, it announced Intelligent Assist, an AI co-pilot to help manage and diagnose issues with services for the software-defined edge. At VMware Explore Audi Automotive spoke about how VMware Edge Compute Stack is helping them virtualising industrial computers and motion control systems to save cost and improve flexibility.

 

96. Vodafone

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Network (e.g. IoT Gateway, Content & Application Delivery, Edge Optimised Routing); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services)

Key proposition: Brings a global network, expertise and partner ecosystem, leading data analytics and insights and 5G + edge computing technologies with high-performance infrastructure to customers so they can transform the way that they do business.

Main customers: Independent software vendors, system integrators, enterprise, public sector, IoT existing market & sales channels, E2E solutions market

Notable achievements in 2023: Vodafone and AWS launched an AWS Wavelength Zone in Andalusia, Southern Spain, expanding access for European business customers. Vodafone completed seven trials under its Edge Innovation Programme in 2023. Vodafone externally opened the UK’s first Edge Innovation Lab, aiming to support digital industries in Greater Manchester and create a global centre of excellence for real-time mobile applications. Edge Discovery Service API with OpenSesame’s SyncStage app and AWS infrastructure was deployed across Vodafone, Rogers, and Verizon as part of the 5G Future Forum, showcased at Mobile World Congress 2023. It also hosted Thought Leadership at the Future Enterprise Networks event on 14 June in London.

 

97. VoerEir

Company type: Start up

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform); Software Application; Services (Design & Engineering, Systems Integration, Managed Services)

Key proposition: Its key product suite, “Touchstone,” is a Telco Cloud Testing System for conducting automatic verification tests for telco network functions and applications.

Main customers: Telecoms operators (3 of the 4 largest European multinationals, e.g. Deutsche Telekom), hyperscalers (e.g. Google), telecommunications software companies (e.g. Red Hat).

Notable achievements in 2023: VoerEir secured new clients and established partnerships with industry leaders, including three of the four largest European telco multinationals, one of the three North American-based hyperscaler cloud providers, and three leading suppliers of telecommunications cloud software tailored for private cloud deployments. It has augmented its product suite, Touchstone, particularly in testing Open RAN and Edge environments, including the introduction of functionality dedicated to real-time monitoring during testing. These enhancements have allowed for more insights into the utilisation of edge resources by any application, encompassing comprehensive analysis of CPU, memory, and energy consumption.

 

98. Zadara

Company type: Growth stage

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System); Platform (e.g. Infrastructure Management and Orchestration, APIs and Developer Tools, AI and Data Management Tools, Multi-cloud Platform)

Key proposition: Edge cloud platform that gives access to on-demand, pay-per-use compute, networking, and storage.

Main customers: Telecoms operators and managed service providers (MSPs) – who sell edge services on to enterprises.

Notable achievements in 2023: Reached over 500 edge network points of presence through more than 250 key partners. Delivered next generation object storage at edge locations globally. Launch of EKS-D Kubernetes platform.

 

99. ZEDEDA

Company type: Growth stage

Position in edge ecosystem: Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System)

Key proposition: Makes distributed AI and computing effortless, open, and secure – extending the cloud experience to the edge.

Main customers: Enterprises (e.g. in manufacturing, energy, transport), OEMs (e.g. Emerson, Rockwell Automation and VMware).

Notable achievements in 2023: Launched Edge Applications Services, which included 2 key services: ZEDEDA Edge Access and ZEDEDA Edge Kubernetes Service. In August, ZEDEDA announced a new OEM partnership with Applied Digital to provide on-demand GPU resources as a service. This OEM partnership joins ZEDEDA’s existing OEM partnerships with Rockwell Automation, Emerson, and VMware. In addition to OEMs, ZEDEDA is continuing to expand its ecosystem of marketplace partners, e.g. with AI EdgeLabs and Avassa. The ZEDEDA Edge Academy, the industry’s inaugural online learning portal for edge computing, introduced a new certification program this year, featuring the ZEDEDA Certified Edge Computing Associate and ZEDEDA Certified Edge Orchestration Professional certifications.

 

100. Zella DC

Company type: Established

Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (e.g. Data Centre, Rack Systems, Power & Cooling, Site Design, Commission and Maintenance); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. Processor, Hardware, Virtualisation & Containers, Operating System)

Key proposition: With a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor data centres, Zella DC offers a standard turn-key configuration ready for swift deployment and installation, enabling secure, reliable, and controlled environments for IT and OT equipment anywhere.

Main customers: Telecoms operators (e.g. Internet Initiative Japan, BT), enterprises (e.g. resources, manufacturing).

Notable achievements in 2023: In 2023, Zella DC continued to expand its customer base, particularly in the entertainment and smart roads sectors. The company shipped products for use in Iceland, where the micro data centre stands as the first of its kind and operates on 100 percent renewable energy. The standard Zella DC product has been utilised across all sectors and locations, serving as a testament to its flexibility for use across multiple industries. This adaptability extends from freezing cold conditions to the heat of the outback and desert.

The list was created by asking companies to submit themselves, therefore this may not be comprehensive and representative of the full spectrum of edge companies making waves in 2024.

Companies are listed alphabetically.

Tilly Gilbert

Tilly Gilbert

Tilly Gilbert

Director, Consulting & Edge Practice Lead

As a Director in STL’s consulting business Tilly has more than five years of experience leading growth projects for technology and telecoms firms. She heads up our research and consulting practice focused on edge and cloud computing and was nominated for Edge Computing Woman of the Year in 2022. Tilly has a BA from Oxford University and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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