The Evolving Edge Data Center Landscape
The next decade will give rise to a variety of connected technologies that will continue to transform and automate our everyday lives. This will include everything from fifth generation (5G) mobile networks to autonomous self-driving cars, to smart cities and smart factories driven by Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices. But to fully realize the potential of these technologies, we still need to overcome some key technical limitations – primarily latency.
Latency is a delay in transmission that is caused when data needs to travel over greater distances through several network switches and routers. While the delays may only be a few milliseconds, they can add up to the point of causing unacceptable performance and an inability to support emerging technologies. The solution to reducing latency lies in edge data centers that brings IT resources closer to the users and devices they serve, providing improved application performance and reliability through localized computing, data storage, and data analytics
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Why Edge? Why Now?
How the Rise of Edge Computing will Reshape the Data Center Landscape.
Tomorrow’s consumers will demand better online experiences and faster, smoother Wi-Fi service and application delivery from online providers.
Challenges for Edge Data Centers
While edge data centers differ in that they will handle processing of applications, data analytics and data storage within the general vicinity of end users and devices that use those applications and data, they include the same power, cooling, connectivity, and security found in centralized data centers, but on a smaller scale. Siemon offers a wide range of essential infrastructure solutions that emerging edge data centers will rely on.
- Fiber and Copper Connectivity - Siemon Advanced Fiber Solutions are
ideal for connecting edge data centers to the cloud, while our direct-attach, high-speed copper cabling enables
connections from switches to servers within edge data center cabinets.
- Infrastructure Management - Because many edge data centers will be unmanned or limited access sites, edge data center owners and operators can also benefit from automated infrastructure management (AIM) tools such as Siemon's MapIT G2 with EagleEye Connect software that enables remote management and monitoring of copper and fiber connections.
- Intelligent PDUs - All edge data centers require power distribution units (PDUs) to distribute power to active equipment. Siemon's PowerMax intelligent PDUs offer
outlet-level power usage monitoring and switching control for active equipment, as well as sensors for cabinet-level environmental monitoring (i.e. temperature, humidity)-all enabled remotely from a centralized cloud location via an intuitive
- Cable Management - Siemon cable management solutions,
are critical to protecting, routing and managing cables with cabinets and within any kind of edge data center.
- Thermal Management - Edge data centers will require thermal management solutions such as Siemon's blanking panels and brush guards and aisle containment solutions to maintain separation of hot and cold air.
Network Infrastructure You Can Trust
At Siemon we pride ourselves on our engineering heritage, innovation, and our data center pedigree. We’ve taken this passion and focused it into our portfolio of Advanced Data Center Solutions which have been designed from the ground up to support your data center requirements for now and the future. All backed-up by Siemon’s industry-leading quality, performance, and reliability they combine to help you reduce risk, maximize uptime and successfully deliver new applications and services.
Key Siemon Products for Your Edge Data Center Environments
Base-8 & Base-12
Plug and Play Fiber
The High Density FCP3 Fiber Connect Panel economically connects, protects and manages up to 96 fibers within 1 rack mount unit.
Our comprehensive range of high speed interconnect assemblies for direct attach point-to-point applications support up to 100 Gig speeds.
Category 6A &
Our end-to-end copper range provides standards exceeding performance and high quality support for the latest network requirements.
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