With a new capital partner and CEO, DartPoints says it is ready to move ahead with a deployment of a regional network of edge colocation centers, and may also seek to grow through acquisitions.
Data center developer Digital Realty and edge computing specialist Vapor IO are rolling out an “edge-to-core” offering in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. It’s an early examples of integration between edge computing and data centers.
The workforce is more distributed than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our data center roundtable panel discusses how this shift will impact the evolution of edge computing.
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.