For years, businesses and economic development organizations supporting rural and smaller communities have valued the importance of local data centers. Two recent marketplace changes enhance the viability and the importance of data centers in smaller communities.
1. Aventus founders have developed the technologies, architectures, and implementation methods that enable smaller data centers with world class features to be viable businesses.
2. A new era of computing requires that full featured data centers be geographically located close to the users … local.
Over the last three to four years, the emergence of autonomous farming, smart cities, smart homes, self-driving or driver-assisted vehicles, user developed & supported software, automated manufacturing/printing, robotic solutions, architectural design & structural analysis, graphic design, research & laboratory analytics, interactive on-line education, drone management, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) smart devices for business use have opened the floodgates for this new era of computing.
There are a fast-growing set of new applications and a large number of traditional applications that would have unacceptable performance if they were hosted in distant data centers. This can be because the data is too large to be moved quickly or because the application software response time would be too slow. Timely & efficient results demand that the data storage servers and software processing servers for these applications be located close to the user … Local. This new era of computing is named – EDGE COMPUTING.
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WHAT IS EDGE COMPUTING?
“Edge computing” is a type of distributed architecture in which data storage and the processing of that data occurs geographically close to the user … at the “edge” of the global networked computing ecosystem.
Edge data centers are the fastest growing part of the data center market. In 2018, Gartner correctly predicted that by 2020 75% of enterprise-generated data would be created and processed outside the traditional, centralized data center or cloud. FNT Software’s recent survey noted that “44% of the data centers say they have either already deployed some form of edge computing technology capacity or will do so in the near term”.
THE UNDERSERVED EDGE
Unfortunately, the data centers supporting edge computing technology are nearly all located in the world’s largest metropolitan areas and they support edge applications in those metro areas only.
There are very few high-quality, edge data centers in smaller communities. Those few are usually part of a pilot usage such as drone management, autonomous farming or smart vehicle pilots. Thus, in smaller communities, edge computing solutions are mostly being deployed via on-premise servers in a data closet at an office-oriented facility. Smaller communities need a data center that can reduce IT costs, support high speed local networks, improve customer security & compliance, deliver edge computing solutions and enable seamless hybrid Cloud/Edge solutions.
THE AVENTUS INITIATIVE
Aventus is currently the only data center developer focused on delivering world-class features, including edge computing features, to smaller communities via a local data center. Aventus began its business in November 2021, has recently made its efforts public and is actively acquiring or building data centers in smaller communities.
THE AVENTUS TARGET MARKET