Edge computing is a trend that is both buzzy and fuzzy. The good news: Stakeholders are working to clarify the infrastructure layers and use cases for edge, which has the potential to reshape America’s Internet infrastructure.
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.
How are companies making decisions about edge computing? Bill Kleyman looks at four real-world use cases of companies using edge strategies to save money and improve their delivery of mission-critical products and services.
Edge computing comprises a broad spectrum of technologies and use cases, enabling new strategies for end users and service providers alike. Here’s a look at Data Center Frontier’s latest coverage of edge trends and players.
Our Data Center Executive Roundtable gazes into the future shape of edge computing, examining how IoT and latency issues will guide edge deployments:
In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Martin Olsen, vice president, global edge and integrated solutions at Vertiv, explores what is needed to transition from core-to-edge to edge-to-core computing.
LinkedIn sees edge computing as a huge driver of infrastructure growth. The company has begun deploying edge data centers, and using the Open19 project as a platform for future design innovations to power smaller facilities.
Edge computing installations will be distributed, denser versions of traditional data centers. They will support new applications and services, and send data – and business – back to core data centers.
Data center providers are seeking to clarify their strategies for edge computing. In a complex, multi-tier edge landscape, there will likely be many flavors of success.
What do customers think about edge computing? How are they using it? DCF contributor Bill Kleyman explores the customer view from the edge.
Edge computing is a hot topic. Here’s our guide to the new players on the edge, which includes both startups and established names in the data center sector.