Edge Computing: It's A Lot More Than a Box
Start Time: 10/15/2018 8:30:00 AM
End Time: 10/15/2018 9:30:00 AM
One of the biggest misconceptions about edge computing is that it's simply a box that you drop in wherever you need it. Just plug it in, and bam! You are done. The reality is a little more complicated. Because you need a lot more than a data center in a box to make it work. That's because everything surrounding the box, both literally and figuratively, is complex. Just like their bigger brothers and sisters, edge micro data centers have many of the same complexities as full-sized data centers in terms of site selection, business considerations, integration challenges, technical obstacles and more. The main difference is that all of that is multiplied by 10 or 100 or 1000 because of the volume of deployments. In this presentation, one of the foremost experts on edge computing, Compass Edge Solutions' Sharif Fotouh, will provide attendees with practical advice about how to anticipate and solve the challenges that are inherent to edge computing deployments. Fotouh led Google's Fiber Huts initiative years before edge computing even had a name, and now leads Compass Datacenters' edge computing business.
1. Discover the complexity of edge computing implementations that they must address beyond selecting a box to serve as the micro data center
2. Review the key elements of a pre-installation, installation and post-installation plan that is scalable for multiple edge facilities
3. Learn about how edge implementations must factor in the difficulty of having on-site support from highly-experienced data center professionals
4. Analyze how to evaluate and select an edge data center provider to ensure they can provide implementation support beyond just the box itself