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MEC (Mobile Edge Computing)

SlideshowTouring a Mini Data Center for Mobile Edge Computing

Edge Computing Box
EdgeMicro's edge computing data center is essentially stored inside a big steel shipping container, like the kind of shipping containers that can be placed on cargo ships, railroad cars or 18-wheelers. It's located immediately outside of Flexential's massive data center in Englewood, Colo. (meaning, it's literally about five feet away from one of the side exits to Flexential's data center). 

EdgeMicro built its test edge computing data center here because the company has an agreement with Flexential to use Flexential's power and internet hookups. In a real-world deployment, EdgeMicro's data centers would be located in a parking lot or other location with fiber and power -- places where massive data centers wouldn't fit -- in order to provide computing services to nearby users.

EdgeMicro's edge computing data center is essentially stored inside a big steel shipping container, like the kind of shipping containers that can be placed on cargo ships, railroad cars or 18-wheelers. It's located immediately outside of Flexential's massive data center in Englewood, Colo. (meaning, it's literally about five feet away from one of the side exits to Flexential's data center).

EdgeMicro built its test edge computing data center here because the company has an agreement with Flexential to use Flexential's power and internet hookups. In a real-world deployment, EdgeMicro's data centers would be located in a parking lot or other location with fiber and power -- places where massive data centers wouldn't fit -- in order to provide computing services to nearby users.

Ana Fragiorgi 7/12/2019 | 4:06:55 AM
This is fascinating this is really cool. What exactly is edge computing? I notice that these trailers look somewhat like the temporary cell towers that were setup in Panama City after the hurricane and really helped me keep the doors open for my www.panamacityphotography.org/

Do you think you could write an article explaining what that is next? Thanks, -Ana
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