What types of edge computing are most relevant in 2019? In our DCF Executive Roundtable, executives from RagingWire Data Centers, Cyxtera Technologies, EdgeConneX, Iron Mountain, Intel and Chatsworth Products debate the topic.
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.
Edge applications will require new thinking, and efficient use of resources. We kick off our “Facets of the Edge” series with a look at how SWIM.AI uses lightweight hardware to power edge AI for real-time traffic management.
More people across the globe are using the internet, and broadband speeds are rising. The consumption of online videos continues to spike. A recent white paper from EdgeConneX addresses this very issue, and poses a potential response, or answer to these concerns: Edge Data Centers, or EDCs. Download the new EdgeConneX report focused on how the use of localized EDCs can produce transport cost savings, while also improving the experience for end-users.
Investors are looking to build broad-based portfolios of digital assets, including data centers, telecom towers, fiber and antennas. Recent examples include Digital Colony’s deal for Zayo Group, and American Tower’s entry into colocation.
Edge computing. It’s certainly a water cooler topic for those in the high performance computing (HPC) industry. But could edge computing be the next big thing for the data center industry, as well? A recent white paper from EdgeConnex explores how many data center providers, colocation companies — and colo customers — are turning toward the possibility of edge data centers to solve some of today’s concerns over high internet traffic and bandwidth overload.
A common question these days from potential colocation customers is, “What is your strategy for providing solutions for edge computing?” Drew Leonard, VP of Strategy, and Mike Michalik, CTO for Evoque Data Centers Solutions, explore the steps that traditional data center providers must take to develop a strategy for providing edge solutions to customers.
5G. You may feel like you’ve been hearing about its potential everywhere you turn. True; 5G has been getting a lot of press exposure and promotions lately — and expectations are high as it has been under development for many years. A new white paper from Compass Data Centers explores the “what, where, when and why” of 5G.
The micro-edge will be networked not just with local resources, but with data centers and cloud facilities around the world. Martin Olsen, Vice President, Global Edge and Integrated Solutions at Vertiv, outlines how 5G and edge computing is contributing to IoT and AI advancement.
Here’s an existential question for you, when does a new technology legitimately become a “thing”? In this edition of Voice of the Industry, the team at Compass Data Centers shares how the company predicts in 2019 ,Edge Computing will begin to see the level of investment required to push it past the status of “new big thing.”
For data centers, the evolution and arrival of 5G is crucial to business success – as well as data throughput, edge computing, ultra-low latency, and efficiency. A new report from Vertiv explores 5G use cases that can help your business optimize their applications and better approach machine learning and AI.