Investors are buying up regional data centers, as demand for Internet infrastructure extends beyond major markets to support edge computing. In the latest example, 365 Data Centers has been acquired by an investor group.
Edge computing has become a growing area of focus for many organizations, according to Dan Draper, Director of Data Center Programs for Vertiv.
The SRP DataStation places modular data centers at the bulk transmission lines that represent the fast lane of the power grid, allowing them to operate without a UPS or generator.
Many edge computing sites could be “unmanned” or “lights out,” requiring a remote management strategy. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, at Chatsworth Products explains white space management of Edge compute sites through a cabinet ecosystem.
A flurry of data center acquisitions in January highlight the industry’s growing focus on regional markets, aligning with our prediction that edge computing will create opportunities in second-tier cities in 2017.
Compass Datacenters has new investors, highlighting the growing investor interest in edge computing and new data center capacity to support the Internet of Things.
Edge computing is evolving beyond caching, and will require more compute power and intelligence to manage the movement of data, say analysts, who predict this will create business opportunities for data center providers in 2017.
Vapor IO has launched a software suite to slash deployment cost of edge computing, provide “lights out” management capabilities and tight cloud integration.
The Data Center Frontier Executive Roundtable discusses the impact of edge computing and the Internet of Things, and how these trends are influencing how and where data centers are built and deployed.
Several new projects use immersion cooling to deliver compute capacity in a smaller form factor, an approach that could prove useful in creating micro data centers to support the Internet of Things.