Of all the concerns for an edge data center, cooling capacity consistently rates as a primary focus. A checklist of requirements includes:
Edge Computing Defined
Edge computing houses data processing capability at or near the “edge” of a network. Usually, servers are contained in a micro data center, with as few as one or two enclosures. Data which is mission-critical, such as a system fail, is captured and available in real-time on site. Edge computing is valuable in capturing bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data for analysis, lowering operating costs and improving energy efficiency. Lower priority data can be sent to the cloud or to a remote data center.
Edge computing has risen to the forefront of information management in a very short time. Edge computing houses data processing capability at or near the “edge” of a network. The efficiency of this data management is well-documented. It is difficult to argue that accessing real time data for analysis is superior to later data retrieval. Latency of mission critical data is virtually eliminated. The decreased use of bandwidth and the elimination of data bottleneck to the main data center or cloud enhances productivity and cost savings.
Rittal Corporation teamed up with Edge Mission Critical Systems (Edge MCS) to support their turnkey modular data solutions for edge network applications marketed as the Binary Bunker. In the Binary Bunkers they build, Edge MCS employs Rittal products for enclosures, racking, and cooling.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, massive amounts of data and content require faster processing and better security. Products like the Binary Bunker become more appealing than large capital expenditures on conventional data center platforms. For savvy companies, edge computing allows them to get closer to the data, improving speed, performance, productivity and security at a fraction of the cost of a conventional data center. The prefabricated modular data centers offered by Edge MCS employ lightweight concrete for strength, long life, and environmental stability. With their triple
Rittal and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer Modular Data Center solutions to the global market. The go-to-market alliance will focus on the computing challenges related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge networks.
Rittal and HPE will focus on the hyperconvergence of markets--hybrid cloud and edge solutions--to provide customers a “plug and play” configuration with proven technologies, andfaster, easier deployment the delivers cost and energy efficiency.
Rittal’s portfolio of infrastructuresolutions support the entire industry, from micro to hyperscale data centers, and with the addition of HPE Pointnext services, IT companies will be ableutilize a complete IT solution.