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The Increasing Need of Edge Data Centers for SMBs

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tier one cities have been getting all the attention from data center providers for many years now. Carriers and its customers needed to access metro-fiber networks and cross-connects in the most densely populated facilities of the world. As most people consumed and posted content in a few locations, it resulted in data workloads getting not just stable but also predictable. This setup has greatly reduced small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in second and third-tier cities.

With the advent of edge computing, is the appropriate solution to handle the huge bulk of data locally. Streaming content that resides locally in edge data centers reduces latency in the second and third-tier markets. These benefit SMBs from healthcare providers to law firms and financial institutions. The edge facilities deliver more bandwidth and low latency to the second and third tier cities at the same time decreasing network congestion. This leads to an increase in the business disregard the vertical, size or reach.

SMBs that are local, edge data centers have the benefit of working hands-on and are easily available to the local team. Businesses in second-tier cities have always lacked options in regard to local collocation before but now this situation is changing as they can easily employ budget-friendly hybrid IT. SMBs can achieve their performance goals along with scalability and security. They are also integrating more cloud into their IT mix and subscribe to a hybrid IT model to unite the benefits of on-premises cloud and hosted solutions. According to Harvard Business Review survey, when compared to large enterprises SMBs are witnessing even greater benefits from a hybrid-cloud model and along with growth in business.

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