Private equity firm Astra Capital Management has acquired a majority interest in edge computing specialist DartPoints, and says it will invest significant capital to expand its network in North America.
Today’s edge is more mission critical, powerful and secure than traditional remote computing deployments, such as the old IT closet, and designed to deliver on-site computing and network connectivity for everything from in-store retail to banking to K-12 and higher education and healthcare facilities. Angie McMillin, Vice President and General Manager of IT Systems at Vertiv, explores the shifting sands within the world of edge computing.
Modular data center specialist Baselayer Technologies has been acquired by the IE Corporation, which says the deal will accelerate its expansion into edge computing infrastructure.
EdgeConneX is working to enable a new breed of next-generation applications, as seen in recent deployments across Europe for edge cloud specialist Ori Industries.
Investor interest in the data center sector remains high, and the wave of M&A is likely to continue in 2020. But deal values are high, prompting some investors to tread carefully and adjust their strategies.
The role of distributed IT is shifting. This is true for retail locations, branch offices, university campuses or manufacturing plants, and has been for a while. But these days, with almost every organization becoming more digitized, “the number of these sites is increasing, and their role is changing,” said Vertiv. A new white paper from Vertiv outlines how connectivity, cloud computing, big data and mobile applications can work together to enable a new service paradigm for remote sites that increases visibility, reduces downtime and supports optimization of these vital IT resources.
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.
Colony Capital intends to be an active investor in the data center sector in 2020 and beyond. Its recent $185 million investment in DataBank provides insights to Colony’s strategy to expand aggressively into digital infrastructure.
What’s ahead for the data center industry? We’ve identified eight themes that will shape the data center business in 2020. The big theme: data, data everywhere.