Compass EdgePoint is targeting network performance as a growth opportunity in its edge computing business, seeking to support data flows from industrial IoT applications.
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Founded in 2012, Compass Data Centers offers wholesale data center solutions for individual clients, allowing them to quickly build data centers to the client’s needs. Their years of experience allows them to personalize their designs for each customer without sacrificing speed or quality.
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Compass Datacenters has quietly acquired more than 200 acres of land in Goodyear, Arizona, where it has capacity to build up to 350 megawatts of data center capacity.
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 comprises a broad spectrum of technologies and use cases, enabling new strategies for end users and service providers alike. Here’s a look at Data Center Frontier’s latest coverage of edge trends and players.
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.
Compass Datacenters has received approval from Loudoun County to build a 750,000 square foot data center campus in Northern Virginia.
With new investment partners, Compass Datacenters is ready to scale its personalized data centers, competing in both regional markets and hyperscale deals.
Investors are buying up regional data centers, as demand for Internet infrastructure extends beyond major markets to support edge computing. In the latest example, 365 Data Centers has been acquired by an investor group.
Compass Datacenters has new investors, highlighting the growing investor interest in edge computing and new data center capacity to support the Internet of Things.
Edge computing is evolving beyond caching, and will require more compute power and intelligence to manage the movement of data, say analysts, who predict this will create business opportunities for data center providers in 2017.