Data Centers in space? Several space startups are integrating micro-data centers into their satellite designs, offering computing power to process satellite imaging data or monitor distributed sensors for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Here’s a closer look.
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.
By 2022 there will be 14.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices, many using wireless connections. That growth has major traffic management and security ramifications for IT network management.
AWS Ground Station is positioning Amazon’s infrastructure as the key link in the fast-growing stream of image data between satellites and cloud data centers. Here’s a closer look at AWS and its leadership in cloud services for commercial space startups.
A new wave of commercial satellite imaging companies are collecting upwards of 100 terabytes (TB) or more per day, filling data centers and enabling granular analysis of trends that drive our economy.
More than 20 new companies are using constellations of low-cost low-flying “nanosatellites” to collect data from devices, pursuing a future in which space-based networks connect the Internet of Things (IoT).
At the recent Edge Computing World, investors and futurists envisioned a future transformed by edge computing. Here is a look at the bullish view on the future of the edge.
Vapor IO has completed a $90 million funding that will accelerate the build-out of its micro-modular edge data centers to an additional 16 cities in 2020. The company also said Cloudflare will be a customer in all of its sites.
As Amazon Web Services extends its cloud into edge computing, it will be deploying more servers with colocation providers & telcos. Here’s a closer look at AWS Local Zones and their potential impact on the edge computing sector.
Emerging “gig economy” workforce platforms require the rapid movement of data across the globe, as databases keep track of a growing universe of devices, workers and locations.
The robot-driven data center is closer to reality with the introduction of a robotic system to swap servers from a tank of cooling liquid. Is this another step towards more “lights out” data centers? Rich Miller, explores the past, present and future of robots in the data center.