How will data centers fit into the smart cities of the future? DataBank provides a preview with its new Atlanta data center, which features a liquid cooled HPC center and will reuse server waste heat and include a microgrid.
Insights: Internet of Things
The Internet of Things will create millions of connected devices, generating data from homes, cars and the vast reaches of industrial infrastructure. Data will be everywhere, and many of the new digital conversations will involve machines talking to other machines. It will have major implications for the data center industry, requiring infrastructure in locations that have not traditionally been business markets for data centers. These technologies will be rolled out over many years, as users gradually wrap their arms around the rapidly-growing universe of protocols, applications and use cases.
Digital transformation is changing the world of work, according to digital sociologist Dr. Julie Albright, who says digital natives and automation are reshaping many workforce practices. Plenty more change lies ahead.
For data centers, the evolution and arrival of 5G is crucial to business success – as well as data throughput, edge computing, ultra-low latency, and efficiency. A new report from Vertiv explores 5G use cases that can help your business optimize their applications and better approach machine learning and AI.
Edge computing specialist EdgeMicro has completed a $3 million round of funding, which will move it beyond the proof-of-concept stage to begin deploying data center modules in production.
Adoption of smart speakers has grown rapidly over the past year. The rise of voice assistants and voice search is expected to boost demand for processing power and data storage.
Edge computing specialist Vapor IO has organized the Kinetic Edge Alliance, a group of hardware, software and networking companies that will collaborate on edge solutions.
Edge computing pioneer EdgeConneX has expanded into hyperscale projects, but says it intends to be a key player as next-generation technologies drive growth in edge deployments.
Compass EdgePoint is targeting network performance as a growth opportunity in its edge computing business, seeking to support data flows from industrial IoT applications.
In 2018, DCF tracked the evolution of edge computing, and how it is positioned to bring disruptive change in latency, interconnection and data ingest.
Mass adoption of augmented reality (AR) has been limited thus far. That’s about to change, and the enterprise may lead, according to Gartner Research, which says IT teams should prepare to support immersive, data-intensive media experiences.