The growth of machine-to-machine (M2M) data is projected to escalate rapidly in the next five years. Edge computing can play an important role in data ingest, accepting data from devices and creating a richer two-way flow of information across the network.
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.
Data center leaders are investing in edge computing and edge solutions and actively looking at new ways to deploy edge capacity to support evolving business and user requirements.
Can voice assistants play a role in the data center? Bill Kleyman argues that they can, and says data center managers are intrigued about the possibilities for voice technology.
It may be several years before there is a “pure play” opportunity for individuals to invest in edge computing, said panelists at last week’s Edge Congress. But private players are placing early bets, and watching trends for investment opportunities.
The explosion of connected devices creates both challenges and opportunities for companies seeking to understand edge computing. From the DCF Special Report on Edge Computing.
Data center leaders are looking for new ways to deploy edge capacity for their facilities. Here’s what you need to know. First in a series on edge computing for executives.
Data centers are vital components of retail operations in the modern world, delivering enhanced customer experiences, both online and off.
Data is becoming critical to our lives and economy. There are many different data points creation mechanisms, and it’s important to understand why they matter. Bill Kleyman is here to help.
Edge computing specialist Vapor IO has added a new lead investor, which the company says will fuel the deployment of its Kinetic Edge Platform as a national network.
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.