Views from the Edge – Fireside Chat
Conventional wisdom perceives edge data centers as very small facilities located in Tier 2 or 3 markets, however the Edge can exist in both major metros as well as secondary locations and they can also range in size from 10kWs to well more than 10mWs. The key is that the Edge is defined by the customer, not the provider and it must be integrated with core data center facilities to provide a complete continuum of solutions for customers. EdgeConneX CMO, Phillip Marangella, talks with Simon Allen, Executive Director Infrastructure Masons about the varying customer uses that are driving the growth of the Edge.
There are different constituents to delivering an optimum solution. The iMasons provides a platform that can bring together all the players involved in the solution delivery ecosystem – all the services that need to be in proximity to each other – to discuss how best to deliver optimum solutions in terms of technology, integration, efficiencies and value to the customer.