Why Edge? Why now?

The next decade will give rise to a variety of connected technologies that will continue to transform and automate our everyday lives. This will include everything from fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks, to autonomous self-driving cars, to smart cities and smart factories driven by Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices. But to fully realize the potential of these technologies, we still need to overcome some key technical limitations – primarily latency, slow transmission that is caused when data needs to travel over greater distances through several network switches and routers. While the delays may only be a few milliseconds, they can add up to the point of causing unacceptable performance and an inability to support emerging technologies. The solution to reducing latency lies in edge data centers that brings IT resources closer to the users and devices they serve, providing improved application performance and reliability through localized computing, data storage, and data analytics

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