Attending ITW? Let’s Discuss These Data Center Trends Affecting Carriers

Apr 30, 2018

365-Meet-us-at-ITW-Final.pngJust like so many of our telecom industry colleagues, we’re joining more than 6,700 people from nearly 2,000 companies in Chicago next week for International Telecoms Week (ITW). We’re looking forward to discussing the data center’s increasingly vital role in the growing wholesale market — and all of the data center-related trends that are affecting carriers.

Take a look at this year’s agenda for a sense of the key topics at hand — automation, 5G, edge computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualization. Below, check out a few of the trends and up-and-coming technologies within the data center space from the wholesale perspective.

Email ccurrie@365datacenters.com to schedule a meeting to discuss these topics and more at the show.

Edge Computing

According to Heavy Lifting analyst Simon Sherrington, the need for mobile operators to adopt mobile edge computing (MEC) is clear. “If an operator doesn't deploy it, it won't be able to achieve 5G objectives in terms of latency reduction for high performance or mission critical services,” he writes. “And it will lose out to competitors who do.”

Indeed, edge computing offers an interesting business case for all carriers. In order to fully leverage next-gen technologies such as 5G and IoT, carriers need more efficient networks that benefit from real-time processing and streamlined routes.

Edge data centers are the way of the future. 365 Data Centers has invested heavily in strategic edge markets, from South Florida to upstate New York. We have facilities in Boca Raton, Buffalo, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia and Tampa — plus Chicago and New York, in order to provide industry-leading connectivity across the Eastern U.S.

Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity & Security

RCR Wireless outlined how wireless operators’ disaster recovery plans have been put to the test recently, namely in the aftermath of hurricanes and California wildfires. We’ve also heard the horror stories about carrier networks facing data center outages because of human error and security-related issues.

With geographically diverse data centers from Chicago East, and down the East Coast to South Florida, we think and write about disaster recovery a lot (here’s an example). 365 Data Centers delivers a cloud-ready, secure disaster recovery solution for mission-critical applications; it’s very simple to use and makes failover, failback and disaster recovery testing easy. In short, our dependable, state-of-the-art solution allows for peace of mind, while also meeting your compliancy needs.

Preparing for Data Deluge

We know that the current and impending data deluge is one of the top concerns for carriers. With a skyrocketing number of people and devices tapping into the internet from all corners of the world and network-straining technologies on the horizon (not to mention the growth of streaming video), how could it not be? It’s essential to leverage the data centers that are best equipped for these bandwidth requirements.

With 10 locations in Tier 1 & 2 markets, 365 Data Centers helps extend networks closer to users and provides carrier-neutral connectivity to a robust content and cloud ecosystem, along with an expanding number of internet exchanges. We help carriers accelerate edge expansion, connect to content providers and improve uptime and security — all while reducing costs. Learn more here.

Need to chat about one of these topics, or anything data center-related, at ITW? Email ccurrie@365datacenters.com to set up a meeting.