Edge computing is important for proximity and latency, but can also build thriving ecosystems to create a new business hub. A DCF special report courtesy of Iron Mountain looks at how the edge can help fuel digital transformation.
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.
As edge computing architectures have evolved, businesses have been able to take advantage of new applications that require low latency. But there’s also an opportunity for businesses to create new ecosystems that will generate new revenue. This special report, in partnership with Iron Mountain, looks at how edge computing can turn data centers into transactional market places.
Data center cooling startup Forced Physics Data Center Technology is entering the edge computing market, offering an outdoor server enclosure that can operate without water or traditional air cooling.
Satellite specialist SES is touting its medium Earth orbit (MEO) O3b mPOWER network as a “goldilocks” broadband satellite solution, offering advantages over geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) and low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations from SpaceX, OneWeb, and Telesat.
It’s not just about the Edge, and it’s not just about the ecosystem. It’s both. It’s the combination that helps service providers reach more enterprises and give them the solutions they need to fully achieve their digital transformation goals. Phillip Marangella, CMO of EdgeConneX, explores how the hybrid multi-cloud ecosystem at the Edge enables enterprises to achieve digital transformation.
Traditional networks tend not to be as scalable, agile or flexible as they need to be to support automation and lights-out data centers. Shad Secrist, Data Center Pre-Sales Solutions Engineer at Belden, discusses leaf-spine architecture in lights-out data centers.
ITRenew, which decommissions data centers and recycles IT assets, is working with Vapor IO to offer pre-owned hyperscale hardware to edge computing customers at five locations around the country.
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.
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.