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.
At its Build conference, Microsoft said Project Brainwave, its deep learning acceleration platform harnessing Intel FPGAs, has been integrated with Azure Machine Learning for the cloud as well as edge computing.
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Edge computing installations will be distributed, denser versions of traditional data centers. They will support new applications and services, and send data – and business – back to core data centers.
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.
The decentralization of IT is creating more options than ever for end users. As latency becomes more important in application deployment, users have an array of choices of cloud and colocation options. The winner will be the hybrid IT model, and service providers that host it.
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.
What do customers think about edge computing? How are they using it? DCF contributor Bill Kleyman explores the customer view from the edge.