No two are data centers are alike when it comes to design or the applications and data they support with their networking, compute and storage infrastructure. Shad Secrist of Belden outlines the differences between 5 of the most common types of data centers including edge, colocation and hyperscale.
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.
Schneider Electric’s Steven Carlini and Andres Vasquez discuss building data centers at the network edge while also meeting sustainability goals.
Capital pressures, the push to develop new channels and services, the need to automate, and increased bandwidth are just a few of the drivers pushing the media and entertainment industries to change. Iron Mountain explores the challenges, drivers, and opportunities for media infrastructure.
Industry veteran Sean Farney has been involved in some of the most innovative projects in digital infrastructure. In our Earth Day edition of the DCF Show, Sean discusses the progress on data center sustainability, the future of backup power, and converting stores into edge data centers.
With the rise of edge data centers and the increase in cloud-based computing expanding the potential attack surface, companies are now facing more challenges with things like misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and gaps within their end-to-end cybersecurity. Andrew Nix of Schneider Electric explores how a well-kept cybersecurity plan can keep cybercriminals at bay.
The growth of Web3 is creating business for cloud platforms and data center businesses specializing in blockchain infrastructure. That group includes Edgevana, which is helping blockchain businesses create distributed networks of nodes.
Media and entertainment companies are now at a digital media infrastructure crossroads thanks to the rise of streaming services during the pandemic. Iron Mountain Data Centers explores the current challenges, drivers, and opportunities for entertainment, content and media infrastructure.
The edge of network is a juggernaut, and it has to be to keep up with the ever-increasing demands for data and compute, right down to the individual level. Martin Olsen of Vertiv, shares the results of the company’s recently concluded global survey on growth at the edge of network.
This white paper from Iron Mountain explores the current challenges, drivers, and opportunities for gaming digital infrastructure.
Compass Quantum is a new service from Compass Datacenters that aims to make it simple to provision distributed data centers as a turnkey “white space as a service” offering. Industry veteran Tony Grayson has joined Compass to lead the Quantum team.