Digital Transformation is Driving Requirements at the Edge.
Digital transformation is accelerating and impacting the way we live and work. More and more businesses, services, and products are going digital, and we are seeing an exponential rise in IoT, AI, gaming, and other applications that are dependent on low latency. This has generated a huge demand for expanded network connectivity and, specifically, for next-level connectivity at the Edge, close to where all the devices and end users exist.
In New York City, there is no better Edge location than 60 Hudson Street – one of the most well-connected buildings in the world. Enabling networks for the future requires a distinct and unrelenting focus on performance, reliability, and speed, and this renowned carrier hotel is strategically situated and equipped to handle and scale Edge requirements.
Edge, Hybrid and Seamless Deployments
As businesses move applications to the Edge, however, they are faced with the challenge of seamlessly deploying Edge applications along with other elements of their overall IT infrastructure. Companies today are increasingly opting for a hybrid approach as a means of driving high performance and cost efficiencies. In fact, Gartner has stated that 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid strategies by 2020. By combining traditional IT with private and public clouds, companies can customize processes and gain greater control over network-enabled applications while enhancing accessibility and allowing computing resources to extend to the edge of the network.
Yet, there is no “one size fits all” approach to going the hybrid route. There are many infrastructure options available, and to be effective, a successful deployment needs to holistically address all of a company’s requirements. It can be difficult for businesses to single-handedly cut through the complexity to find an optimal approach that meets both current and evolving needs.