January 6, 2020
From Data Center Frontier
The internet was not constructed to handle the traffic flows of today, and it’s only going to get more congested in the coming months and years. Traditionally, traffic flows on the internet have largely been download-centric and networks have been built out to support those flows. However, the gravity of data and compute has shifted from the core to the edge as a result of technologies like the Internet of Everything (IoE), artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud gaming and HD streaming and virtual reality. There is much more content and data that is now being created, stored and processed at the edge. This dynamic is creating huge network and traffic bottlenecks.
As a result, the future of our digital economy depends on edge data centers, which alleviate these bottlenecks by enabling the multi-directional traffic flows that must occur through the peering and smart routing of traffic at the edge. This, in turn, will deliver successful outcomes to businesses and end-users. What are these successful outcomes, you might ask?
In this article, we answer this question by examining the top five trends through which we believe edge data centers will help determine our online future for years to come.
For Data Center Frontier’s Voices of the Industry series, Phillip Marangella, CMO at EdgeConneX, discusses five key trends that will drive and define Edge Computing in 2020 and beyond.