R&M, a global developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, has announced the launch of a ready-for-connection micro data centre. The new platform, EdgeGo Basic promises to provide infrastructures for edge computing in next to no time.
With EdgeGo, R&M says it is supporting the current trend for creating compact, high-performance data centre infrastructures on the edge of the cloud. Here providers, companies, utilities and cities all over the world are installing large numbers of additional edge data centres; meaning they are creating cloud-like, autonomous computing performance.
They need them to be able to operate particularly security-, time- and company-critical as well as bandwidth-greedy applications. If massive quantities of data had to be processed latency-free, the transmission path to a central hyperscale data centre would often be too long and too expensive. Use cases of edge computing include 5G services, autonomous driving and production, artificial intelligence for buildings and machines, medical technology, trade, augmented reality, blockchain, smart city and smart grid.
R&M believes the ready-wired edge solutions could be implemented particularly in industrial companies producing in leased buildings. There would be no need to plan and integrate additional server rooms with raised floors and further elaborate components. A move would be simple as EdgeGo can simply be disassembled and moved on. Further areas of use are in trade, banks, law firms, hospitals, authorities and the transport industry as well as in the military.
R&M equips the EdgeGo housing with sound protection, cooling and a security camera. Users add cabling and IT equipment as required and can start operating the micro data centre immediately.