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SlideshowCenturyLink: Edge Compute Critical, Not Easy

CenturyLink's Bill Walker at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event.
CenturyLink's Bill Walker at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event.

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9/28/2017 | 1:18:32 PM
Re: Edge Computing is Hard
Interesting. I had understood that edge computing was premised, in part, on big open chunks of floor space in legacy COs. Convert commodity servers to telco form factor and environmental requirements(as OCP Telcos has been doing) and roll them into the space vacated by the 1A ESS. Power, HVAC, cable management are supposed to be all there. Slam dunk.

It sounds like the devil is in the details. I wonder what issues CTL has encountered.
Gabriel Brown
Gabriel Brown,
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9/28/2017 | 12:05:37 PM
Edge Computing is Hard
Good write-up Carol.

One thing I think gets overlooked with edge computing and central office conversion is geography and population distribution. It's interesting to think, in a back of an evelope sense, how ~50-60 COs (and increasing) would map to different markets. 
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