In order to provide services efficiently and with minimal latency, an increasing number of organizations are planning to build and deploy advanced data centers. “In a centralized cloud computing architecture, the edge of the network is traditionally where data is collected from several remote locations, such as sensors, controllers, and servers,” notes Ron Howell, principal engineer at business and IT consulting firm Capgemini Americas. “Advance computing solutions allow us to capture and analyze data in real time at high volumes and high data rates while at the same time reducing our reliance on core transport solutions for WAN or cloud environments.”
Finding the optimal location should be the first step in planning an edge data center. “This will require you to consider proximity to your target market, power supply, square footage, availability of the required network infrastructure, and whether the space requires a physical firewall,” said Eric McGee, senior network engineer at TRGDatacenters.
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