Beyond Latency: How the Edge Could Transform Interconnection

RICH MILLER | November 16, 2018

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Much of the discussion of edge computing focuses on latency, and the need to move content closer to users to improve the experience for streaming video and gaming. Amid an explosion of consumer mobile devices, edge infrastructure holds the promise of dramatically improved performance, reducing “lag” for online content and applications. But the disruptive nature of edge computing could go well beyond latency. Several startups view edge data centers as part of  a fundamental shift in Internet architecture, moving network interconnection points – the key intersections that allow data to move between networks – from the core of the Internet to its outer perimeter. Edge computing startups like Vapor IO and EdgeMicro envision a future in which thousands of small data centers provide multi-tenant colocation services at telecom towers and urban rooftops. That includes peering and interconnection, which has historically been focused at the core of the network, in the largest buildings in major business markets.

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