Making the Case for Edge Data Centers®

This white paper examines the latest trends in the broadband and video space and examines their implications for cable operators and other CSPs. Then it explores what providers can do to overcome the challenges presented by the growing traffic bottlenecks.

Specifically, this paper focuses on the use of localized Edge Data Centers® (EDCs), rather than the standard large, centralized data centers in far-off locations, to deliver bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications closer to end users. It spells out what EDCs are, describes how they work and compares their performance with larger, centralized data centers. It shows how EDCs can produce significant transport cost savings for CSPs both nationally and regionally, while also improving the experience for their customers. Finally, the paper cites real-world examples to show just what can be achieved.

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