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.
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.
Given that the IT infrastructure of today nearly always spans outside of a centralized model, the challenge is how to manage an incredibly fluid, frequently mixed, and deeply cloud-enabled landscape – from desktop to data center, to edge, to the cloud. Jim Dowson of Park View Managed Services, deliberates how some IT Asset Management (ITAM) tools are no longer fit for purpose in the digital age where agility, speed, access, and automation are pre-requisites for widescale transformational app rollouts.
Enterprises are now faced with two different trends impacting infrastructure needs and requirements: cloud repatriation and edge computing. A new DCF special report courtesy of NTT explores how enterprises are building the most effective ecosystem for their needs by mixing and matching data center, cloud, and colocation.
Learn about common myths and where today’s modular modernization and the race to data center ROI impact digital infrastructure. A DCF special report courtesy of ABB looks at How Digital Modernization is Impacting Physical Modular Infrastructure.
When balancing cloud, data center, and even edge operations, here are some essential services and partner-specific capabilities to know about. A DCF special report courtesy of Panduit looks at how computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis helps you predict what you will need in the near future as well as catch inefficiencies today.
Leaders in the edge, cloud, and data center space have looked to modular data center designs to ensure they can meet emerging requirements. A DCF special report courtesy of ABB looks at How Digital Modernization is Impacting Physical Modular Infrastructure.
Enterprises today are mixing and matching data center, cloud, and colocation to balance their needs for stable production, rapid prototyping and development, security, and growing requirements for hyperscaling and customized high-performance compute. A new DCF special report courtesy of NTT explores the strengths and challenges of each solution.
In buying CoreSite for $10.1 billion, American Tower says the business value of the edge is tied to the cloud, and will require connections that run through data centers at the core of the network.
There will be further growth around modular solutions in how they impact emerging technologies like cloud, edge computing, 5G, and more. A DCF special report courtesy of ABB looks at How Digital Modernization is Impacting Physical Modular Infrastructure.
In the Metaverse, users – and, presumably, devices – can be defined as participants and interact in personal, professional, and recreational activities within a modified, extended form of augmented and virtual reality. Phillip Marangella, CMO of EdgeConneX shares insights on the infrastructure that will be needed to support the emerging Metaverse.