The era of the cloud’s total dominance is drawing to a close – Life on the edge

Better technology is one reason why computing is again becoming more distributed. Devices at the edge, from smartphones to machinery on the shop floor, are becoming more intelligent. Equipped with powerful processors, they can now tackle computing problems that a few years ago needed a fully loaded server. As for software, its increased flexibility means it can function well on the edge. Many applications are now “virtualised”, meaning they exist separately from any specific type of hardware: code can thus be packaged in digital “containers” and easily moved around within data centres—and, increasingly, closer to the edge.

Testing on the Edge | Edge Data Center – Fluke Networks Blog

You’ve probably heard all the buzz about edge data centers. Don’t worry – this doesn’t mean you’ll be testing fiber links while hanging on the side of cliff. But while you might be testing in new spaces, edge data centers won’t really change what you’re already testing.So what exactly is an edge data center, anyway? Let’s take a closer look. First off, remember that edge data centers are still data centers, only smaller.

Put IoT in action to overcome public building safety challenges | Blog | Microsoft Azure

To create a collaborative and transparent environment, security officials are reinventing their approach to public safety, especially regarding the protection of public buildings. While keeping public buildings safe, smart, and secure is a top priority, it’s also a constant challenge.Recent advancements in cloud computing, intelligent edge, artificial intelligence, and data analytics create many new opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to improve public safety.

Smart City Progress and the Promise of 5G

The Smart Gigabit Communities program, which launched in 2015 as a collaboration between US Ignite, a public-private nonprofit that seeks to accelerate the smart city movement, and the NSF (National Science Foundation), aims to help partner cities as they move toward their smart-city goals. The program includes 27 participating communities and provides access to a low-latency and ultra-fast network with local cloud computing and storage capabilities that support “highly interactive and visually immersive experiences not possible on today’s commercial internet.”

Structured Cabling Market in Data Center Industry 2019 Size, Share, Industry Trends, Future Growth, Development Status, Sales, Profit and Competitive Analysis till 2023 – Amazing Newspaper

The global data center structured cabling market is projected to exhibit a 11.4% CAGR from 2018 to 2023 (forecast period) owing to high bandwidth demand from hi-speed connectivity devices and systems. The penetration of smart devices, propagation of the Internet, and the adoption of cloud-based services to centralize all resources of an organization effectivly are primary growth factors of the market. Automation of various processes and the popularity of internet of things (IoT) are expected to open up new expansion opportunities for the market in the forthcoming years.

Tomorrow’s Cities are Built on Next-generation Infrastructure

Cities in the past were built on riverbanks. They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on availability of optical fiber networks and next-generation infrastructure. Ashok Srinivasan blogs about the Smart City race across Asia and why next generation infrastructure will be the key enabling technology to help make cities more liveable in the future.