Edge computing — computing which is done near or at the source of the data — was already accelerating pre-COVID, as the enterprise has transformed to digital. In fact, a new IT paradigm was established to maintain effective workflows and communication. Enter the pandemic, and businesses have experienced a massive data influx on an unprecedented scale. In response to this next generation technology trending, edge is now the necessary mechanism for new network uses such as video and collaboration tools, etc.

And the data center industry has blazed the trail. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) said the industry will number more than seven million this year [AR1] — with infrastructure spending more than US $200 billion. According to Technavio, the global edge data center market is estimated to grow by $8.72 billion between now and 2025, reaching a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 17%. Online shopping and learning, streaming, IoT, 5G and remote health are other key edge computing drivers. Gartner predicts that 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the “traditional cloud” by 2022, as data is driven to the edge.

Serverfarm’s unique blend of real estate plus data center and IT management powered by its efficiency-driving platform, InCommand, will offer enterprises an unsurpassed level of infrastructure control, flexibility, scalability, and connectivity.

Serverfarm’s business model allows enterprises to quickly enter edge markets where real estate may be limited. We are able to do this by modernizing an existing building which reduces time needed for a new deployment, the total costs, and the greenhouse emissions that come from building a new facility.

InCommand Enables Innovation at Scale While Saving Enterprises Millions

InCommand takes all physical assets in IT, facility and data center environments and presents them as a virtualized service. Winner of multiple innovation awards, InCommand combines data center management expertise with an evolving cloud-based software solution to maximize enterprise infrastructure assets.

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