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Why the future of telecoms lies at The Edge

Edge infrastructure is critical to secure the future of telecoms. This is an industry in flux. Revenues are flattening as consumers demand more data at a static cost. 

At the same time, OTT players such as Facebook and Netflix have created innovative, consumer-friendly services using existing telecom infrastructure. Edge presents an opportunity for the telco industry to carve out a new role for itself; one that it is best placed to own.

Telcos are in a strong position to capitalise on the edge. Unlike the existing data centre giants, they boast an extensive real estate footprint ripe for conversion. 


Schneider Electric releases open API for EcoStruxure IT Expert

Schneider Electric has released a public API for its cloud-based data centre monitoring software EcoStruxture IT Expert.

EcoStruxure IT Expert is a vendor-agnostic, AI-powered monitoring platform that allows data centre operators to monitor power and critical infrastructure remotely.

The API allows end users to integrate the platform’s remote monitoring capabilities into third-party power and critical infrastructure systems.


DCIM for Edge site management – Top tips

The lack of staff or “lights out” nature of many local IT and mobile  edge computing (MEC) sites makes operations & maintenance of the supporting IT infrastructure a challenge. This struggle worsens as the number of sites increase. How do you maintain IT resiliency in a cost effective way under these conditions? It is not practical… Read More


Supermicro launches 5G-ready “data centre on a pole”

California-based IT giant Supermicro has launched a cell-tower mounted server for harsh outdoor environments.

The company is touting the enclosure-based servers as a “data centre on a pole” for edge deployments, designed to allow the rapid rollout of adaptable 5G networks.


Enterprise data centres not 5G-ready, report suggests

Enterprise data centres are not ready for the rise in data volumes that 5G and IoT will bring about, claims a new report.

Forbes Insights and critical infrastructure specialists Vertiv surveyed 150 data centre executives and engineers from around the world to discover how they are improving data infrastructure, compute capabilities and bandwidth to meet the demands of “5G-fueled hyperconnectivity”.