Challenges at the Edge: The Rocky Road to 5G

Although 5G does live up to its hype when it comes to drastically increased bandwidth, faster speeds, and lower latency, it will not come seamlessly. The full rollout will be longer, more complex, and more expensive than industries, government, and citizens would like. However, no matter how long it takes or how much it costs,

Challenges at the Edge: Security

Edge computing is growing exponentially and is part of a cybersecurity landscape with new risks that organizations must be aware of and prepared for. As the need for edge computing in IoT environments grows, so will the need to connect to local, interconnected data centers. Colocation facilities can provide the low latency and processing speeds

Challenges at the Edge: Distributed Data

Although the edge is very much here, and edge systems are proliferating across the globe, edge databases will help overcome data processing limitations and unleash the power and promise of the edge, IoT, and 5G.

Challenges at the Edge: The IoT Skills Gap

No matter how vibrant and modern your workforce may be, the success of IoT invariably depends on ultra-low latency, two-way connectivity between sensors and devices. Traditional cloud and legacy networks can’t adequately respond to and serve an ever-growing number of IoT devices. This means that interconnected data centers will be crucial to the success of

Smart Government: No Longer an Oxymoron?

In order to meet the needs and expectations of a technology-empowered populace, government needs to function in a modern, data-driven way. When it comes to providing services in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner, edge computing is essential, not optional. As edge computing becomes a necessity for government entities, so will connection to local, interconnected

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

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.

5G Enables CDNs to Succeed with Strategic Edge Points of Presence

In preparation for the 5G data onslaught, content delivery players - industry stalwarts such as Akamai and growing players such as Fastly - are designing scalable solutions powered by strategic edge Points of Presence (PoPs) to enable the seamless distribution of rich media content to the end users.

The Evolution of Gaming and the Need for Ultra-Low Latency

Gaming has evolved from challenging the person sitting next to you, to competing with players around the globe. Without ultra-low latency, such competition is simply not possible. And, with emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), the importance of low latency will increase even further.