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.
In the near future, keeping data as close to your end users as possible will become one of the primary goals in developing a corporate data center strategy, according to Compass Datacenters CEO Chris Crosby.