Deployment Models at the Edge

Uptime Institute research suggests that a majority (60%) of workloads deployed at edge facilities are hybrid applications that rely on a centralized location for back-end processing and storage.

Cloud providers are complementing their centralized architectures with capabilities that enable customers to deploy public cloud software in many locations.

On the facility side, demand for small-scale edge data centers (tens to hundreds of kilowatts) is growing but has not met the initially high expectations. Conversely, larger megawatt-scale data center buildouts into new geographical (edge) regions continue at a rapid pace.

This 12-page report discusses the prevailing deployment models for data centers facilities and IT at the edge, together with key considerations.

Report Authors:

  • Dr. Tomas Rahkonen, Research Director of Distributed Data Centers

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