Data Center Changes Push Cyber Risk to Network’s Edge

Pressure on the ‘fortress data centre’ model means that application loads are being moved closer to their users. That brings considerable risk…:

[…] “Edge computing” in this context is computing that has been pushed closer to users and devices rather than delivering all compute services from central locations. Among organizations who have edge sites today or expect to have edge sites in 2025, more than half (53%) expect the number of edge sites they support to grow by at least 100% between now and then, with 20% expecting a 400% or more increase, according to the report.

Overall, survey participants said that they expect their total number of edge computing sites to grow 226% between now and 2025.

“The pressure on the edge has pushed the requirement for understanding IT applications out into places that that it didn’t exist just one generation ago,” says Peter Panfil, vice president of global power at Vertiv. “We’re going through this generational change and at the same time the industry is undergoing fairly significant changes in the way it’s gonna be able to deploy its workforce.”

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