Edge computing is a new way of thinking about IT infrastructure. Rather than having all of your servers in one central location, you can distribute them throughout your network. This has a number of advantages, including the ability to handle more traffic at a lower cost and the ability to handle more complex tasks faster than with traditional centralised systems.
In this article, we’ll look at why companies are turning to edge computing, how it works, and what its advantages are for telecommunications companies in particular.
Telco operators have a lot to gain from edge computing. It allows them to deploy their core network and data infrastructure in a way that not only minimizes cost, but also makes it possible to quickly adapt to changing business conditions. Edge computing can also help telcos provide better service to their customers by giving them access to more local processing power, which increases the performance and reliability of applications.
Network Modernization and Transformation.
Telcos and other connectivity providers are shifting from traditional networks to cloud and virtualised architectures to increase capacity and keep up with the explosion of data flowing through their networks without increasing costs exponentially. We anticipate an increase in demand for software-as-a-service and cloud services, as well as software solutions that replace traditional wide- and local-area networks, over the next five years. As a result, when individual applications require it, operators’ cloud-based technologies must meet stringent security and service requirements.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, which is an apt metaphor for the world of internet-based computing infrastructure. Every piece of the puzzle serves a purpose, and if one part fails, things can quickly go wrong. Critical infrastructure at the edge is diverse, vendor-neutral, and comes in a variety of form factors. Each layer is built on top of the previous one, forming a synergistic relationship. From the underlying wholesale data centre to the cloud infrastructure it houses; to the various sources of connectivity that connect end users and move data from the core to the edge; and to the real estate that can support all of these complex requirements.
Modular Edge Data Centers
Modular edge data centres are an effective way for telcos and other providers of networking services to take advantage of the benefits that edge computing offers.
Modular edge data centres are smaller facilities that house limited amounts of server infrastructure. They range in size, but often take the form of container-like structures. Modular data centres are relatively easy to move and deploy because they are built in a factory and have a smaller form factor than traditional data centres, making them a good fit for housing IT infrastructure at the edge.
They reduce the cost of building and maintaining infrastructure at remote locations, while also improving the quality of service that can be provided by making it possible for companies to use fewer resources than they would in a traditional data centre environment.
Modular edge data centres allow companies on both ends of a communications link—between two parties who want access to each other’s resources—to use less energy than conventional systems because they only need enough capacity for their immediate needs rather than having excess capacity available at all times (which would require additional cooling).
The result is that companies using modular data centre modules can save money while also reducing their carbon footprint.
As the world moves toward an increasingly omnichannel retail experience, telecommunication companies, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and other service providers need to provide the infrastructure to support it.
For example, retailers need to be able to offer their customers a seamless experience across all touchpoints: in-store, online, mobile, and so on. This means that they need a reliable network that is always available when needed.
This is where edge computing comes in. It provides businesses with real-time data analysis capabilities at the point of sale or wherever else they are needed. The result is increased customer satisfaction while lowering costs for both the business and its customers by reducing latency along with reducing costs associated with long-distance connectivity.
If you’d like more information on DXN’s Modular Data Centres and how we can help you achieve your goals at the edge. Please reach out, our team of experts is standing by.