Virtual interconnection is a new frontier that’s seeing rapid acceptance by colocation and cloud service providers. In a new DCF report, DataBank shares its take on the near-term future of software-driven IT infrastructure.
Insights and Trends on Edge Computing
Data is everywhere. As a digital transformation sweeps across our society and economy, Internet infrastructure must follow the data. Enter edge computing, which extends data processing and storage closer to the growing universe of devices and sensors at the edge of the network.
The goal of edge computing is to process data and services as close to the end user as possible. It’s an architecture that allows the compute and content delivery process to happen within 10 milliseconds or less of the user. The trend driving the edge computing model is the increased use of consumer mobile devices, especially consumption of video and virtual reality content and the growth of sensors as part of the Internet of Things.
What lies ahead for the data center industry in 2022? We’ve identified 8 themes that will shape the data center business this year. The overarching theme is dealing with the challenges of growth and the data center industry’s vital role in a digital society.
Workloads are becoming more distributed to support new generation apps and broader use of Machine Learning and AI to help make real-time decisions. Jason Carolan of Flexential explores why networking from the edge to core (and back to the edge) will be critical for IoT, AI, and automation.
Here’s a look back at DCF’s 2021 Forecast. Our scorecard finds many predictions that were right on the money (big years for M&A, sustainable finance, and cloudification) while several of our takes on innovation are still ahead of their time.
What were the best education resources for data center professionals this year Here are the 10 most popular data center white papers of 2021 at Data Center Frontier, ranked by number of reader downloads.
As 2021 draws to a close, who better to turn to for advice on how to handle the changing business landscape than the data center industry’s leaders? Here are the top 10 most popular Voices of the Industry columns published by Data Center Frontier for 2021.
Online platforms have become central to our daily lives. That’s why outages have become big news, a fact reflected in the year’s Top 10 stories at Data Center Frontier, which were topped by high-profile outages for Facebook and OVH.
Amazon Web Services is extending its edge computing operations with more Local Zones, including a private local zone for capital markets inside a Nasdaq data center in New Jersey. The Nasdaq deal highlights how AWS is targeting vertical markets.
Each month Data Center Frontier in partnership with Pkaza post some of the hottest data center jobs in the market.
Over the past year, the IT industry has experienced significant challenges and has faced them head on with rapid shifts in the way we work. Chief Executive Officer Chris Downie leads a round-up of some of Flexential’s top tech predictions for the coming year.