Checklist: How to Define an Edge Data Center

| March 8, 2019

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As edge computing becomes a regular feature of today’s network strategies, many companies are turning to edge data centers to help implement these plans. The rising demand has caused data center providers to rethink how they position themselves in growing markets that stand to benefit the most from edge computing.Edge data centers are somewhat difficult to define, but they are generally smaller facilities that extend the edge of the network to deliver cloud computing resources and cached streaming content to local end users.

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