Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached 'things'. At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support increased needs, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge to lower data transport time and increase availability.
Mark Hurley, Data Center Solution Architect at Schneider Electric, contributes a piece to DatacenterDynamics on the changes in the telco industry and how providers can meet new demand and performance challenges by repurposing whitespace into a data center.
Why Latency is the Enemy and How Edge Computing Can Combat It
Whether it’s applications that live in the cloud or the proliferation of video, companies more than ever rely on fast, reliable network connections to keep employees productive. But applications can suffer problems when those network connections aren’t as speedy as they should be, often due not to a lack of bandwidth, but excessive network latency.
How to Turn your Telco Facility into a Revenue Driving Data Center in Just Days
The transition to new technology has created open space in central offices, which is ideal for housing revenue generating data centers. Building a data center in this unused space translates into fairly short-term ROI and creates a diverse revenue stream.