Demand for data center services is being fed by streams of data from a wide variety of emerging technologies. In our Data Driven series, Data Center Frontier is examining emerging technologies that are generating large volumes of data, and how their growth will impact data centers.
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.
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.
Smart cities promise to embed intelligence in urban environments, using fast wireless & digital services to improve the quality of life for residents. Data centers will be a key part of this vision.
New parents are leveraging apps and data analysis to provide insights on their baby. New dad Bill Kleyman looks at the power of data for groggy parents, and how to secure it.
June’s most-read stories on Data Center Frontier ranged from continued expansion in the Northern Virginia data center market to Microsoft’s new undersea servers in Scotland. Uber also announced plans for major data center expansion as the company is looking grow its data center network. Here are the top data center stories of June 2018.
Our Data Center Executive Roundtable gazes into the future shape of edge computing, examining how IoT and latency issues will guide edge deployments:
The Internet of Things is changing the way we live and do business, from developments with smart cities, to connected cars and more. Here’s a look at the latest IoT trends and how they are impacting the data center industry.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are changing modern life. In our new “Data Driven” series, we examine the volume of data generated by the IoT and how it will impact demand for data centers.
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.
The technology to enable smart cities is close at hand, but political and cultural challenges will take longer to resolve. That was the key takeaway from a Think Tank on smart cities at the Infrastructure Masons Leadership Summit.