As the promise of 5G and edge computing becomes more and more real, network service providers need to move away from traditional, centralized compute infrastructure and embrace a more specialized, decentralized model. Raul Martynek, CEO at DataBank, examines how wireless edge computing will help network service providers capitalize on 5G opportunities.
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.
Businesses are revamping their data center geo-diversity strategies and relying heavily on technologies like edge cloud computing. A new white paper from Venyu explores the importance of geo-diverse data center locations in today’s business environment.
There are approximately 10 billion IoT devices in the world, and that number is expected to hit 75 billion by 2025. With so many connected devices, it is no wonder the amount of data created each day continues to spike upward. Jason Carolan, Chief Innovation Officer at Flexential, explores the importance of the edge when it comes to real-time data processing.
How is edge computing evolving, and what use cases and applications are gaining the most traction with customers? Informed takes from 7 thought leaders in digital infrastructure in our DCF Executive Roundtable.
Equinix customers will soon be able to rent NVIDIA-powered servers to run AI workloads on hybrid clouds using bare metal servers. The NVIDIA AI Launchpad service will be available as an on-demand service with hourly billing.
Having launched its first floating data vessel, Nautilus Data Technologies is moving ashore with a $200 million data center project in Maine that taps a reservoir to create a gravity-fed cooling system.
Raul Martynek, CEO at DataBank, refines the definition of edge computing. This is the first of a three-part series looking at the edge from the multiple perspectives of enterprises using and driving edge development: hyperscalers, SaaS application/ content developers, and network providers. In this article, we examine how hyperscale cloud providers see the edge and the role they are playing in its development.
A hybrid IT stratgegy enables businesses to integrate a decentralized footprint into its existing IT strategy without sacrificing the needs of the enterprise and its existing stakeholders.
Google Cloud will connect to the SpaceX Starlink satellite broadband network, and host Starlink ground stations at Google data center locations, the companies said today. It’s the latest example of how cloud platforms are integrating satellite technology.
For some people, the Edge is defined as being located in either a Tier 2 or Tier 3 market, or it’s classified as being a small or micro data center. But, in fact, the Edge can really be a data center of any size, located everywhere and anywhere businesses and communities need to be connected to the wider world of communications, content, and cloud-based services.