It’s all about location when it comes to edge computing. Modern businesses rely on data to provide significant business insight and real-time management over essential business operations and processes. Large volumes of data may be routinely acquired from sensors and IoT devices running in real-time from remote places and hostile working environments virtually anywhere in the globe, and today’s organizations are drowned in a sea of information.
The technology of edge computing is growing because it helps companies get information in the fastest way. 75% of data produced by an enterprise can be created and processed outside of a traditional centralized data center or cloud, only it is required to move the data and storage as close as possible to the edge of the computing where the data is actually being processed. Edge computing technology is used in manufacturing, farming, workplace safety, network optimization, transportation, retail as well as improved healthcare services.
New hybrid cables are enabling fiber to reach deeper into the network, providing additional infrastructure choice for connecting devices that require high bandwidth, power and distance.
Comcast Business has won a 10-year, $102.8 million contract to provide Ethernet services to the United States’ Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Comcast’s services will enhance the agency’s connectivity, improve its network performance, and manage overall telecommunications costs throughout the Agency’s Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).
For those not immersed in cybersecurity, the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack this past spring probably came as a shock.To city and county leaders, the attack highlighted an urgent need to harden digital municipal infrastructure. It’s a subject that’s been at the forefront of public attention for the past few months, and one that federal leaders are tackling head on.
Edge computing raises new security concerns. When endpoints multiply, the threat landscape expands accordingly. Security teams need to be in communication with operations and networking teams in order to be able to make edge-based computing work securely. Many times, edge-based compute gets deployed, but the security implications are overlooked. Read the full article at: http://www.csoonline.com
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The June issue of the FOA’s newsletter is now available online.
Extreme heat and drought are bringing sharper scrutiny of data center water use, and testing assumptions about climate in some data center destinations. The heightened awareness of water constraints is raising the bar for fast-growing hyperscale computing specialist, as well as data center developers.
What’s hot in edge computing? What are the use cases gaining traction? That’s today’s topic in our Data Center Executive Roundtable, as our panel of experienced data center executives weighs in the evolution of edge infrastructure and business models.