Technical Innovation

How Colocation Enables Machine Learning as a Service

Over the last decade, what began with software as a service (SaaS) has proliferated into more advanced offerings such as platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Now, even something as complex and data-intensive as machine learning can be offered as a service—if you have enough bandwidth.

The Connectivity Gap in Rural Education

As we leave the industrial age behind us and move into the information age, education is undergoing a profound transformation, becoming significantly more individualized and technology-based. There is, however, one key component to unlocking all of these new advancements and strategies: High-speed internet connectivity. And in rural areas, that component is significantly lacking. According to the nonprofit Education Superhighway’s 2018 State of the States report, there are 1,356 schools in America without broadband. And about 80% of these schools are in rural areas.

Smart Farming: How IoT and The Edge Will Feed the Human Race

As the IoT revolution transforms modern agriculture, farms will generate a tremendous amount of data that the cloud simply won’t be able to accommodate. It is estimated that the average farm will generate over four million data points a day by the year 2034. In order to feed the planet, farms in the near future will need to connect at the edge – the periphery of the network that’s as close to the end-user as possible – in order to store and process this daily deluge of data. 

Making Data Centers Cool

Conventional data center cooling methods simply won’t hold up under the processing demands of AI, 5G wireless, Internet of Things (IoT), and the rise of Smart Cities. Promising new cooling methods will be needed not only to ensure that data centers can keep up with data processing demands but also to make data centers ever more sustainable.

Data Center Innovation: AI in the Data Center

Data centers today process ever larger, more complex volumes of data. Hybrid cloud, 5G wireless, the internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI)-based applications are pushing traditional data center capabilities to their limits. Data centers require agility and intelligence to effectively manage these increasing demands and workloads.

IoT and 5G are Pushing AI to the Edge

The emergence of 5G and the exponential growth of IoT-based sensors and devices has created a demand for real-time data analysis that traditional cloud networks simply can’t provide.

Smart Cities and Colocation – It’s Not a Coincidence

It is estimated that two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, a significant increase from the current 54%. In order for cities to accommodate this rapid growth while remaining functional and responsive to people’s needs, they need to become smarter.

The Hyperscale Future Is Approaching…Fast!

The demand for content flowing from large-scale gaming and streaming services is driving hyperscale expansion. Because delivering this content without a loss of quality–or a subpar customer experience–requires processing and distribution at the edge, hyperscalers need to supplement their footprint with interconnected points of presence that can optimize content delivery.

St. Louis Biotech Spotlight: The Growth Engine Behind the Region

St. Louis, Missouri has one of the most robust and distinguished biotech industries in the world. Home to an extraordinary concentration of world-class scientists, major multinational biotech companies, emerging enterprises, first-rate universities and research institutions, St. Louis is a world leader in corporate and academic bioscience research and development.

Industry Perspective: 5G’s Impact on IoT

5G’s initial effects will be most noticeable in technologies like medical robots and autonomous vehicles, it’s clear that 5G will positively – and significantly – disrupt enterprises and organizations leveraging latency-dependent technologies to analyze data in real time and deliver content instantaneously.