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.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company’s underwater data center, known as Project Natick, could play a key role in Microsoft’s future infrastructure.
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 is certainly here to stay. As we see greater distribution of IT systems and more connected devices the need to push content closer to end users is easily seen. Download the new Data Center Frontier Special Report, brought to you by BaseLayer, that explores the possibilities of the “edge data center” and how edge computing is changing the colocation landscape.
Frontier Spotlight September 2018, the most read stories on Data Center Frontier last month, includes the new Data Center 101 series, plus a deep dive into data lakes and Facebook’s latest moves in the data center space.
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.
August’s top data center stories featured news from Digital Realty and CoreSite, as well as new developments for cloud data centers and smart cities.
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.
How are companies making decisions about edge computing? Bill Kleyman looks at four real-world use cases of companies using edge strategies to save money and improve their delivery of mission-critical products and services.
June’s most-read stories on Data Center Frontier ranged from continued expansion in the Northern Virginia data center market to Microsoft’s new undersea servers in Scotland. Uber also announced plans for major data center expansion as the company is looking grow its data center network. Here are the top data center stories of June 2018.