In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for low-latency applications and the exponential growth of data have spurred the emergence of edge data centers. While many providers have goals to bring applications closer to end users and to deploy new cloud “regions” for hosting business applications, hyperscalers especially are making significant investments in building out the edge for future capacity. By investing in and developing peering points, capacity, and dark fiber, hyperscalers are redefining the core of the internet while bringing convenience to customers.
All the major cloud players have huge ambitions in edge expansion, and their digital footprints and product sets show their eagerness to bring applications closer to users everywhere. The concept of edge computing revolves around bringing processing capabilities closer to the data source, thereby reducing latency and improving application performance. This is the need that is driving the hyperscalers as well. With the rise of edge computing, the focus on user experience becomes increasingly critical. In a distributed workforce environment, accessing and consuming applications seamlessly is crucial for productivity. The new infrastructure being built for and by the hyperscalers have enormous amounts of capital behind them and the efforts to deploy and scale quickly through existing relationships with data center providers and telecom companies is unprecedented.
High-Speed Capacity at the Edge is Crucial
Hyperscalers recognize that the edge is where capacity is needed, and to tap into this potential, they are actively expanding their infrastructure with a network-centric approach, reshaping the digital world to meet both current and future data needs. The importance of high-speed capacity, especially at the edge, is crucial to ensure an efficient and productive digital experience.
By all counts, the growth of data is outstripping available network capacity in traditional carrier-based exchanges, leading to the need for new investment in infrastructure and edge nodes. New network-centric sites require vast amounts of fiber to handle the substantial traffic generated by digital services. Consequently, hyperscalers are investing not only in building edge nodes but also in deploying extensive fiber networks to support their expanding operations.
DC BLOX Provides Edge Access in the Southeast for Hyperscalers
DC BLOX’s all-in-one, vertically-integrated infrastructure footprint is enabling hyperscalers to capitalize on a unique advantage, bringing both connectivity and data centers together as an integrated package. By investing in new fiber infrastructure routes, hyperscalers are enabling network operators of all sorts to grow alongside them and can also ensure they can peer directly with them for low latency and optimized network performance. This shift creates an interesting digital landscape to redesign the internet according to a larger vision and reposition the hyperscale edge as the new core of the internet.
Hyperscalers are Driving Local Infrastructure Growth
The advent of 5G technology brings lower latency, higher throughput, and greater connectivity, enabling novel applications and driving increased internet usage. This development will fuel the growth of smart cities and necessitate robust infrastructure at the edge. Hyperscalers are well-positioned to continue to shape the future of the internet by following the applications’ demands and delivering the necessary infrastructure to support emerging technologies, pulling many other digital services along with them.
The rise of hyperscalers and their investments in building for future capacity, as we are witnessing in the Southeast US, is beginning to show a significant shift in the internet infrastructure landscape. By building the infrastructure needed to support their expansion, and leveraging providers who offer full toolkits of data centers, dark fiber, and connected nodes, regional communications providers, enterprises, governments, universities, and others also benefit from the increased capacity to support their own digital ambitions. As the demand for data-intensive applications, low-latency use cases, and distributed computing continues to intensify, hyperscalers’ role in driving local digital infrastructure growth should be celebrated.
About DC BLOX
DC BLOX owns and operates interconnected multi-tenant data centers and dark fiber solutions that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business. DC BLOX’s private network fabric and robust connectivity ecosystem enable access to built-in carriers, Internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and DC BLOX data centers to businesses across the Southeast. DC BLOX’s data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC, and the future cable landing station in Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, please visit www.dcblox.com, call +1. 877.590.1684, and connect with DC BLOX on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.