Everest Group has forecast confidential computing – which includes hardware, software, and services – to grow at a CAGR of 90 to 95%. It is, of course, a nascent market, so big growth figures are to be expected. Nonetheless, that growth will create a US$54 billion market by 2026, according to Everest Group. Ninety to 95%, however, is a best-case scenario. Worst case? Forty to 45%, Everest Group says, for around $12 billion.