Smart devices are everywhere and our reliance on instant communication and constant connectivity is only going to grow. As the volume of data traffic increases, congestion and long transmission times will need to be addressed to avoid downtime for mission-critical applications. More devices will be sending data to the edge and the cloud, and for this reason, data centers will need to develop a hybrid approach to their infrastructure. The future is one with hybrid edge data centers.
This white paper from Belden looks at how hybrid edge data centers are being deployed to support retail point of sale (POS) systems and other technologies that require low latency in supermarkets, clothing stores, quick service restaurants and more. They can also be deployed to support healthcare applications.
The white paper explains some common characteristics for operating hybrid data centers, including why they’re often unmanned, rely on SD-WAN architecture and deploy leaf-spine topology. The authors also discuss how this type of data center might impact your cabling.