Category: Data Centers

Worldwide fiber-optic cable shortage looms over 5G, data center infrastructure rollouts

The fiber crunch is here, according to new research from market intelligence analyst Cru Group. A worldwide shortage of fiber-optic cable has driven up product pricing and lengthened lead times on supply, casting a shadow over ambitious industry plans for advanced telecommunications infrastructure rollouts. Governments around the world have set ambitious targets for the rollout of superfast broadband and 5G infrastructure, both of which of course require vast quantities of fiber-optic cable to be laid underground. At the same time, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook owner Meta are in the process of expanding their data center footprints around the world to meet soaring demand, including globe-spanning deployments of subsea fiber-optic cabling. Prices for fiber have now reached their highest level since July 2019. North America has been less severely impacted than Europe, China and India — but that may not be for long.

TIA Issues Edge Data Center Addendum to ANSI/TIA-942-B Data Center Infrastructure Standard.

TIA has released the Edge Data Center Addendum to the ANSI/TIA-942-B data center infrastructure standard which defines requirements for newer “edge” or “micro” data centers, which often come in prefabricated enclosures that are significantly smaller than the more traditional sprawling warehouses. The TIA-942-B-1 addendum is a significant step for the globally deployed standard because, as 5G services expand, new applications are emerging and the exponential growth of connected IoT devices are requiring more of the “intelligence” to be closer to the application end user and their devices. The more local processing of data helps applications to meet their latency and performance requirements as well as reduce the volume of raw data uploaded into the cloud.

Schneider Electric re-brands data center professional education platform

Schneider Electric is updating its vendor-agnostic and CPD-accredited digital education platform, Schneider Electric University. Previously known as the APC Data Center University, the CPD-accredited platform has evolved to deliver more than one million courses to over 650,000 users globally. Available in 14 languages and accessible globally for free online, the company contends its dedicated professional development platform directly addresses the data center sector skills gap, helping industry stakeholders to advance their skills and stay up to date with the latest technology, as well as sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives affecting the sector.

The Emergence of Hyperscale Edge Computing

The definition of edge computing is expanding. With high internet-dependent and virtual data flood becoming the stumbling blocks needed to be removed as well as the development of more sophisticated services and storage demand, the future calls for hyperscale edge computing, an evolve data center that is scalable, highly efficient in performance, provides lowest latency and smarter data processing.

6 Benefits of Edge Computing You Need To Know

In edge computing the computing happens close to the “edge” of the network rather than in a central location. With less traveling distance and more data sources to navigate, benefits include: ease of supporting other tech solutions; fewer privacy leaks because of faster response time; better connectivity and less overload on the server; scalability; 5G capability; and lower costs.

AES 256 algorithm towards Data Security in Edge Computing Environment

Today, enormous volumes of data are generated by a growing number of sensors and smart IoT devices, and ever-increasing processing power is moving the core of calculations and services from the cloud to the network’s edge. Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have opened up a plethora of new options for resolving security problems in the context of Edge Computing, where security and privacy have become key considerations.