Edge / IoT

This is a collecetion of articles and our blog related to our work and interest in the growing area of “Edge Data Centers” and “IoT”.

Scale Computing, APC partner to offer micro data center in a box | Network World

Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Scale Computing and power management specialist APC have partnered to offer a range of turnkey micro data centers for the North American market.

Source: Scale Computing, APC partner to offer micro data center in a box | Network World

The platform combines Scale’s hyperconverged software, HC3 HyperCore, running on top of its own hardware and built on APC’s ready-to-deploy racks for a micro data center. Micro will sell the platform as a single SKU.

These 6 big tech players should win from growth at the Edge – MarketWatch

Edge Computing is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in the tech sector. Here’s who profits.

Source: These 6 big tech players should win from growth at the Edge – MarketWatch

Edge Computing — computing that takes place outside of the data center, closer to where data are being created — is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in the tech sector.

Data are being created faster than it can be managed, so artificial intelligence, smart cars, manufacturing plants, cities and other “smart” objects, networks and systems will require Edge Computing to process, store, and analyze it. Why? Because the alternative — pushing every bit of data to the cloud for processing, analysis and storage, then waiting for packets of information, policy and commands to come back to the device or network — is both untenable and inefficient. By performing these functions on the Edge, devices, networks and systems can react in real time to critical needs, and can operate reliably even when their connection to Cloud services become compromised.

Edge Computing Supports New Strategies, New Players

Edge Computing Supports New Strategies, New Players

BY SARAH RUBENOFF – JUNE 22, 2018 LEAVE A COMMENT

The construction of a Flexenclosure eCentre, which is deployed at edge telecom sites in remote areas around the world. (Photo: Flexencloosure)LinkedinTwitterFacebookSubscribeComputing is moving to the edge of the network. What will this look like? What’s becoming clear is that edge computing comprises a broad spectrum of technologies and use cases, creating the potential for different use cases and strategies, for end users and service providers alike.At Data Center Frontier, we continue to track edge computing, and how it will change the way we deploy IT infrastructure. Read on for a window into today’s trends in edge computing, as well as new data center initiatives that are turning to “the edge”:Big Picture Trends in Edge ComputingThe Evolution of Edge Computing: A Look at the Road Ahead: Data center providers are seeking to clarify their strategies for the edge. In a complex, multi-tier edge landscape, there will likely be many flavors of success.Edge is Eating Away at the Cloud, and The Data Center Will Benefit: Edge computing installations will be distributed, denser versions of traditional data centers. They will support new applications and services, and send data – and business – back to core data centers.How Businesses Are Targeting the EdgeCompanies continue to launch initiatives focused on edge computing. This includes a range of service providers, telecom companies, and larger businesses like LinkedIn, which has begun deploying edge data centers in anticipation of a massive layer of “EdgeCloud” infrastructure.Here are some of the latest stories from Data Center Frontier that outline expansive moves in the edge computing and colocation industry…………..

Source: Edge Computing Supports New Strategies, New Players

Cloud Isn’t Perfect, Is 5G?

It’s time to take a deeper dive into the future of the cloud versus fog computing and how 5G is going to play a significant role. Last month I opened my column discussing cloud versus edge computing. I even explained how fog entered into the world debate after Cisco believed it needed something to help

Source: Cloud Isn’t Perfect, Is 5G?

7 key criteria for defining edge data centers

Unless it meets these criteria, it’s not an edge data center – it’s just a data center in a tier-2 market. Recent discussion of vXchnge’s acquisition of Sungard data centers suggests that this needs to be cleared up.

The explosion of the cloud and internet-based content has created the need to move the internet’s “edge,” closer to where the users are. Historically, the “edge” had been limited to tier-1 cities, such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. If a user in a tier-2 city, such as St. Paul, wanted to access internet-based content, the data would actually come from the closest edge location, in this case Chicago…….

Source: 7 key criteria for defining edge data centers

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Trends in Data Centres in 2018: What matters to IT managers

The following review of managed cloud services, edge computing and direct current in the data centre, analyses which are the most suitable technologies to make ongoing operations both cost-effective and future-proof.

Digital transformation is in full swing, to the extent that at least half global value creation could be digitised by 2021, according to a forecast from IDC market researchers.

Faced with high electricity costs, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to modernise the IT landscape and make their data centre operations more efficient.

Source: Trends in Data Centres in 2018: What matters to IT managers

Cisco extends Tetration analysis for multi-cloud security | News | DatacenterDynamics


We can save you from yourselves, says network giant

Cisco has extended its Tetration analytics platform, announced in 2016, to provide security for multiple workloads on multiple clouds, in multiple data centers. Cisco claims the product can spot attacks based on currently-notorious vulnerabilities such as Spectre and Meltdown.

Source: Cisco extends Tetration analysis for multi-cloud security | News | DatacenterDynamics

Government sets out tighter security measures for IoT devices

The government has announced plans to develop a new code of practice to improve the security of connected internet of things devices.

The government is planning to introduce tough new cyber security and compliance measures to better protect the millions of smart internet of things (IoT) devices already online around the UK – and the millions more yet to come – as part of its ongoing, five-year, £1.9bn security initiative.

Source: Government sets out tighter security measures for IoT devices

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