Several data center startups view edge computing as part of a fundamental shift in Internet architecture, moving network interconnection points from the core of the Internet to its outer perimeter.
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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.
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.
The Data Center Frontier Special Report on the Phoenix data center market continues with an exploration of Phoenix data center market supply and trends that are luring data center providers to the Phoenix area, as well as some of the biggest new colocation projects in the area.
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.
DC BLOX is among a group of data center startups looking to build smaller facilities in regional markets. The company has lined up $37 million to fund its next phase of growth.
DartPoints was an early mover in edge computing, launching back in 2012. The company is in growth mode, with new modular data center deployments at telecom towers and universities.
Vapor IO edge data centers will serve as launch stations and data hubs for Hangar drones as they fly missions to collect and analyze oceans of business data.
Compass Datacenters has bought EdgePoint Systems and BitBox USA, two distributed computing specialists that will form the nucleus of a new edge computing initiative, Compass EdgePoint.
Data center providers are seeking to clarify their strategies for edge computing. In a complex, multi-tier edge landscape, there will likely be many flavors of success.