Panel II: Solving the Challenge of Moving Datacenters to the Network Edge

Tuesday, 08 March 13:30 – 15:00
Theater II

Session Description:

The last decade witnessed a build out of large, centralized data centers, some of which contain upwards of a hundred thousand severs and require more than a hundred megawatts of power. However, security, privacy and data sovereignty considerations require the use of data centers closer to the end user. Time and latency sensitive applications related to the rollout of 5G as well as other applications also increase the need for computing and colocation datacenters at the edge of the network. This panel will discuss the latest trends in data centers from an infrastructure and networking hardware perspective with a focus on the differences from the present mode of operation. What architectures are being considered to reduce power consumption, size, and cost, and how must the network evolve to accommodate the growth of computing at the edge of the network?