Data Center Migration: Tips for Doing It Right

Edge computing is critical infrastructure that enables the digital world of business—by providing real-time access to data and the capability to store and analyze it near the source. In 2018, Gartner estimated that only around 10% of enterprise-generated data was created and processed outside a traditional Data Center. They expect that number to increase to 75% by 2025, thanks to the expansion of the Edge.

As enterprises look for innovation and growth outside traditional Data Centers, Edge deployments are giving them the distributed and flexible infrastructure they need, while reducing energy use and improving sustainability metrics. While content delivery and gaming are two of the leading industries driving Edge adoption, there are in fact multiple use cases for businesses in all industries to expand beyond the Data Center and adopt Edge as the intermediary between core IT and connected endpoints.

As McKinsey notes, challenges with latency and the cost of moving data mean the share of data generated by enterprises that are actually used is less than 20%. Businesses can improve latency, achieve better security, ensure compliance with data residency requirements, and gain more control over enterprise data by expanding the network to include many locations computing simultaneously, such as:

  • Device Edge: smartphones and wearables
  • Remote Edge: connected vehicles, remote filming
  • Branch Edge: retail outlets, restaurants, bank branches
  • Enterprise Edge: factories, airports, hospitals
  • Telecom Edge: network access points and network aggregation points

Moving computing power to where the data and the users are enabled businesses to better serve clients, build products faster, and enable real-time response for troubleshooting and service delivery. Compute power on the Edge also drives faster, and smarter, decision making.

DSI can help enterprises looking to incorporate Edge deployments into their digital operations. We can assess your current facilities and help you understand where and how Edge facilities can improve your current data infrastructure and help build new Edge facilities. Contact us today to learn more about how the Edge can help you manage your enterprise data.