Edge computing specialist EdgeMicro has completed a $3 million round of funding, which will move it beyond the proof-of-concept stage to begin deploying data center modules in production.
Edge computing specialist Vapor IO has organized the Kinetic Edge Alliance, a group of hardware, software and networking companies that will collaborate on edge solutions.
Edge computing pioneer EdgeConneX has expanded into hyperscale projects, but says it intends to be a key player as next-generation technologies drive growth in edge deployments.
Compass EdgePoint is targeting network performance as a growth opportunity in its edge computing business, seeking to support data flows from industrial IoT applications.
Two years after it was spun out of Emerson, Vertiv is focused on the edge computing opportunity, and retooling for a more agile data center landscape.
Data center leaders are investing in edge computing and edge solutions and actively looking at new ways to deploy edge capacity to support evolving business and user requirements.
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.
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 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.
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.