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).
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.
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.
Packet is bringing its “go anywhere” bare metal cloud to Detroit, where it will work with EdgeConneX to expand Sprint’s Curiosity IoT infrastructure to support the auto industry.
Today’s farm is powered by data, along with a variety of devices and technologies, including sensors, GPS satellites, drones, and robots. Here’s a look at precision farming, and the role of AI and data.
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.
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.