Amazon will invest $10 billion in Project Kuiper, a satellite network to provide broadband Internet service. Analysts say Amazon’s ambitions in space could expand the market for its online retail and cloud computing businesses.
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.
Data Bytes is our new weekly roundup of research and analysis on data centers and cloud computing. This week: New data on cloud investment by hyperscalers, latest trends in PUE, HPC spending pauses for COVID-19, and projections on edge server growth.
With a new capital partner and CEO, DartPoints says it is ready to move ahead with a deployment of a regional network of edge colocation centers, and may also seek to grow through acquisitions.
In the new industry brief, “5G, Smart Cities, and Edge: The IOT in Our Lives,” Server Technology discusses the IoT, its relationship to Smart Cities and 5G wireless, and how IoT, Smart Cities, and 5G will require remotely managed intelligent power to deliver on the promises of better information and control, resulting in improved lifestyles and greater efficiency.
American Tower has begun deploying a network of small modular data centers at its telecom tower properties, commencing a new phase in the giant telecom infrastructure company’s expansion into edge computing.
Edge computing pioneer EdgeConneX continues to expand its data center network, adding 6 megawatts of capacity at its growing data center campus in Portland, Oregon.
Data center developer Digital Realty and edge computing specialist Vapor IO are rolling out an “edge-to-core” offering in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. It’s an early examples of integration between edge computing and data centers.
The workforce is more distributed than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our data center roundtable panel discusses how this shift will impact the evolution of edge computing.
Private equity firm Astra Capital Management has acquired a majority interest in edge computing specialist DartPoints, and says it will invest significant capital to expand its network in North America.
A new wave of commercial satellite imaging companies are collecting upwards of 100 terabytes (TB) or more per day, filling data centers and enabling granular analysis of trends that drive our economy.