Tag: Edge

What will a data center at the edge look like?

Edge sites are typically smaller than traditional data centers, requiring far less physical space, and often turning up in places that weren’t originally designed for IT networks. Edge computing racks often are deployed in closets or repurposed rooms in hospitals, schools, or even military sites in the middle of the desert. Key elements are: Monitoring, building in redundancies, securing the edge, closed-loop cooling systems, protection against the elements, and more.

4 What’s Driving Everyone To The Edge?

“What’s driving everyone to the edge?” From an enduser perspective, the demands for faster data processing and delivery of content and services to mobile devices will be unceasing. The projections are literally at a steeper angle than the growth of our national debt. The current structure of the internet and cloud and mobile networks can’t even begin to keep pace.

Five new ways to think about 5G: The speed trap

5G means that, for the first time, last-mile latency will often be less than backbone latency. If your data center is a long way from lots of your customers, your quality of service will be poorer (i.e. noticeably slower) than competitors with physically closer data centers. The potential answer to this problem has been around for a while – edge and fog computing. These may finally come into their own as last-mile latency drops and the sheer volume of data from the IoT skyrockets.

R&M integrates optical cabling, DCIM for data center and edge mastery

R&M has launched its latest fiber-optic platform, Netscale 72, which offers RFID-based automated port documentation and visual guidance of work orders. The Netscale 72 fiber-optic distribution platform natively supports the two parallel optical cabling types — BASE8 and BASE12. This means that distribution modules for both applications fit into the same drawers of the system. Via the platform, data centers can customize trunk cabling within existing racks and enclosures, simply by changing or adding cassettes.

Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends For 2020 That Will Shape The Future

Edge computing will become a dominant factor across virtually all industries and use cases as the edge becomes empowered with more sophisticated and specialized compute resources and more data storage. The focus on the edge currently stems from the need for Internet of Things (IoT) systems to deliver disconnected or distributed capabilities into the embedded IoT world.

Leading from the Edge: How Edge computing is revolutionizing micro data construction – DCD

Latency times associated with existing infrastructure is approximately 100 milliseconds. Some services, such as online HD video streaming, need latency reduced by up  to three-times to be properly functional. This issue can be mitigated by locating the physical infrastructure closer to the source data and in turn providing higher bandwidth: Edge computing.

Webinar: Preparing for the Edge? Your Telecom Room needs a Makeover

This webinar will address the unique considerations of edge deployments in nontraditional locations and how to make the most of limited floor space including: How increased demand for power is driving the need to support larger, heavier equipment with new rack designs—and the benefits of intelligent power management down to the rack level and innovative cable management and pathway strategies that can support mission-critical data carried through fiber-optic cable.