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Schneider Electric - Definitions of what the edge is invariably differ depending on who you talk to. In general, the edge is referred to as the colocation or on-premises deployment used to put compute closer to end-users. And there is no question that the edge is growing at a blistering pace around the world, with at least one report projecting that the edge will reach US$43.4 billion by 2027. The edge is growing Part of the reason for the growing number of edge deployments can be attributed to the accelerated growth of digital transformation roadmaps. Specifically, the new digital norm brought on by pervasive digitalisation and then fuelled by the pandemic has significantly increased the velocity of digital transformation.