Closer to the Edge: Investors Buying Up Regional Data Centers
Edge computing is just getting started. But it will be a key component of the Internet infrastructure of the future, providing connectivity and data storage for transformative new technologies like virtual reality, the Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles.
America’s edge infrastructure will develop over time, with investment tracking the business opportunity. A key first step is to add more data center infrastructure in cities beyond the Big Five markets that house the majority of data center space. This process has begun in earnest in early 2017, as investors and service providers are buying up facilities in these regional “second-tier” cities.