Edge computing is a trend that is both buzzy and fuzzy. The good news: Stakeholders are working to clarify the infrastructure layers and use cases for edge, which has the potential to reshape America’s Internet infrastructure.
Smart cities promise to embed intelligence in urban environments, using fast wireless & digital services to improve the quality of life for residents. Data centers will be a key part of this vision.
DartPoints was an early mover in edge computing, launching back in 2012. The company is in growth mode, with new modular data center deployments at telecom towers and universities.
Vapor IO edge data centers will serve as launch stations and data hubs for Hangar drones as they fly missions to collect and analyze oceans of business data.
As the Open Compute Project matures, leading players say the next wave of growth for OCP hardware may come from telecom companies.
Here are the eight themes that will shape the data center and cloud business in 2018, according to thought leaders interviewed by Data Center Frontier.
Vapor IO has unveiled its vision for edge computing, powered by a platform using cloud concepts to create a high availability colocation network across clusters of compute nodes.
Data center startup EdgeMicro is the latest in a series of ventures targeting the market for edge computing, and plans to roll out more than 500 micro data centers at cell towers.
DataBank and Vertical Bridge are partnering to build a network of micro data centers at the base of cell towers to support demand for edge computing.
Telcos hope to deploy tens of thousands of small cell and DAS antenna systems to support next-generation 5G wireless broadband connectivity. Here’s a look at what this may mean for data centers.