The role of the edge network and edge services are increasingly important topics to enterprises. The Internet of Things (IoT), the ubiquity of consumer internet service and mobile devices are factors that have contributed to higher user expectations making seamless access to enterprise data and consumer services a necessity.
Low latency, or delays typically incurred in the processing of network data, is crucial for business users and consumers that demand the utmost efficiency and speed. Despite heavy volume of information and transactions, enterprise service providers risk customer defections unless latency and congestion issues aren’t minimised at the IT edge.
To deliver, companies are pushing more compute to an edge network to ensure fast and secure data access. Enterprises look to the information technology edge (IT edge) as an intermediary between local and national resources, shortening the route to heavily-used resources while providing access to more distant and potentially more expensive services on an on-demand basis. The result can be an improved client experience and, often times, a valuable strategic advantage.
in cars, planes, trains and trucks for example
in the form of micro modular data centre the size of a utility cabinet
shared by organisations in different sectors with shared goals (i.e. healthcare and education)
on an edge network can potentially bond different companies or different parts of an organisation to meet a common production goal
at the IT edge are expected to primarily deal with the distribution of videos and other latency-sensitive content
The edges of organisations are blurring or disappearing altogether. Edge data centre services are increasingly important to enterprises as they can make employee's feel as if they are working on the same systems with the same performance and functionality as their peers in another location.
Edge computing should be a crucial part of your organisation’s IT and data centre strategy. Infrastructure Masons predict there will soon be two times more compute done at the edge and outside of traditional data centres.
Colocation data centre customers need qualified personnel to properly maintain space and work effectively with enterprise customers to find issues. It’s crucial that enterprises have access to people with the needed skills to employ an edge strategy.
IT decision makers need to ensure the potential provider’s plans reflect their priorities with current sites or by virtue of expansion plans that match the enterprise’s own growth. It is also worth checking that their service levels are high enough to support the business.
If you would like one of our data centre specialists to get in touch to discuss your requirements, please complete and submit this form*.
Alternatively, you can reach us on the phone numbers and email address listed below.
*By submitting your details, you agree to our T&Cs.
Oops! Something went wrong. Please refresh your page and try again