The Edge is More Than a Box

Data Center Knowledge

April 25, 2018

2 Min Read

Available On Demand

The continued emergence of new technologies and capabilities like IIoT, IoT, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) is providing companies with an abundance of opportunities. The common thread that defines this evolution is the increased degree of “time sensitivity” (latency) associated with the transmission and processing of information to perform the necessary operations. The combination of these elements has given birth to the need for edge data centers. However, as is often the case, a solution carries its own questions that must be addressed before it’s implemented and edge data centers are no different. Seemingly trivial matters like, “Where am I going to put these things?” must be answered for example. Every data center project is a complex undertaking, but in the case of edge implementations all of those same considerations, and more, must be addressed for multiple sites in multiple geographic areas within narrow windows of time, often simultaneously. Just as any data center project requires a clear planning process, so do their edge counterparts…only for multiple implementations.

In this webinar, Compass Datacenters will explain all of the elements surrounding the successful implementation of edge locations including the business and technical considerations that need to be addressed, the questions you need to ask yourself and how to evaluate potential edge partners.

Specifically, we’ll cover:

1)     The current state of the edge

2)     The four (4) basic business questions that need to be answered

3)     How to turn business specifications into technical requirements

4)     The key questions you need to ask yourself…and potential partners

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Bill Kleyman is an enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management, and deployment. His architecture work includes large virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. As Chief Technology Officer at MTM Technologies, he interacts with enterprise organizations and helps align IT strategies with direct business goals. He also publishes freelance whitepapers, articles, podcasts, and blogs around data center, cloud, security, and infrastructure management topics.


Sharif Fotouh, an ex-Googler, and founder of EdgePoint Systems, now Compass EdgePoint, is a recognized voice across both information technology and data center industries. Sharif has more than 10 years of experience leading large data center and technology teams, and has leveraged that experience to launch Compass EdgePoint. At Google, founded and led the company’s fiber national network facilities and deployment engineering program.

In previous roles, Sharif has led both data center operations teams as well as global IT implementation projects.

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