Data centres have been experiencing a record growth with almost every sector recognising the importance of and taking down massive amounts of capacity in order to address future growth requirements. The segments of the market that are attracting the strongest interest from investors are the hyper-scale and network-centric colocation providers that are widely viewed as having the most upside and strongest growth potential from the cloud with limited risk of competition. In addition to this, one of the most interesting developments is the formation and funding of companies focused on edge colocation.
Edge computing can be defined as the delivery of computing capabilities to the logical extremes of a network in order to improve the performance, operating costs and reliability of applications and services. An edge data centre is a self-functioning data centre that holds localised IT deployments for cloud services, with compute, storage, and analytics resources for application processing and data caching.
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