Category: Edge

Webinar: Winning at the Edge

Watch this webinar from Legrand on demand. Edge is more than just a buzzword, it’s an opportunity. When you hear: Micro Data Center, Mini Data Center, Localized Data Center, Distributed Computing, Regional Data Center – think Edge! This webinar covers Edge Computing and the driving forces behind this movement. It includes real examples of how Legrand is helping our customers win at the Edge. What are these Edge applications? How did we win? And most importantly, how can you win in this space?

Webinar: Examining the Major Trends Impacting Datacom Business

From the growth of 5G to new PoE applications, this Graybar Insights webinar will take a closer look at the trends that are impacting the Datacom business and what these changes mean for the end user and contractor. During this presentation, Legrand and Graybar will discuss new demands being placed on existing Datacom infrastructure from the view of smart buildings, sustainability, A/V, 5G, edge computing and software-defined networking.

EdgeConneX Opens its Buenos Aires Edge Data Center

EdgeConneX has launched its newest facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to EdgeConneX, global service providers and local organizations throughout the region will gain access to scalable data capacity with low-latency connectivity, critical content delivery solutions, and advanced cloud services previously unavailable in this region. The data center supports and provides local connectivity, peering, and internet exchange solutions from leading network providers, including Metrotel, Silica Networks, CenturyLink, and others. It also facilitates interconnection between multiple networks and other service provider customers. 

20-port Gigabit managed switches support industrial, harsh environment applications

Antaira Technologies’ 20-port Gb/s managed switches support  edge-level networking applications in harsh and outdoor environments, such as manufacturing automation, security/surveillance, power/utility, water wastewater treatment plants, oil/gas/mining, and transportation.The new devices support high-density Ethernet port connectivity, wide bandwidth, long distance data transmission, and have a superb reliability factor.

CenturyLink reveals edge network initiative, begins with edge compute services

CenturyLink plans to spend several hundreds of millions of dollars to enhance its edge networks to support edge compute services. The initiative initially will see the creation of more than 100 edge compute locations across the U.S., which CenturyLink will use to deliver hybrid cloud and managed services. The service provider says it will be able to deliver these services via the integration of high-performance, low-latency networking with major cloud service provider platforms in customized configurations.

Short-Reach Singlemode Puts Reflectance on the Radar

Insertion loss budgets have gotten tighter as we have moved from 10 to 40/100 Gig for multimode fiber applications. One would think that we can’t say the same for singlemode applications that have historically meant larger loss budgets – 6.3 dB for 100 Gig over singlemode (100GBASE-LR4) versus just 1.9 dB for 100 Gig over multimode (100GBASE-SR4). But that’s no longer the case with new short-reach singlemode applications. And it’s not just insertion loss that matters with these applications; you now need to also be concerned with reflection.

Shared infrastructure for smart cities

Most people think of 5G as a new wireless service for faster smartphones, but it is also a medium that enables a city to become smarter. In the future, cities will use new applications and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enrich the lives and safety of their residents and visitors. In fact, citizens and visitors will experience new, 5G-enabled technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and autonomous vehicle applications by using smartphones in their daily lives. They will demand these technologies from cities as well. We’ll see an increasing expectation for integration of technology into city services and capabilities.

Four trends that benefit data centers

What are the key trends that are impacting data centers so deeply? Growth. By 2021 global internet traffic will increase up to three times. The role of hyperscale data centers pushing speed and innovation.New network architectures are required to support virtualization and unimagined transmission speeds.; and FOG Computing, which extends the cloud to the edge.

Thermal Management Trends in Data Centers

Data centers, whether they are multi-story hyperscale facilities in excess of 10 MW or small facilities designed to reduce latency at the edge of the network, require a means to reject the heat generated by the servers. The methods for achieving this are changing along with the industry as the demand for efficiency and sustainability continues to increase. Cooling methods may vary depending on facility size and location, but one thing remains constant: reliable thermal management is a mission critical requirement.