These days, the IT world is talking non-stop about the edge and its numerous advantages. Between lower latency and improved network performance, edge computing is a recipe for success across multiple industries. While the benefits are clear, the infrastructure that makes it work may not be as obvious.
In short, peering has been a huge contributor to the evolution of the edge. As digital transformation continues to grow and change, data needs to be available at more endpoints and get through the network as fast as possible. With that level of growth, a single edge data center may no longer be enough…and that’s where peering at the edge comes in.
At its core, peering is all about connecting one network to another. This expands the reach of the connecting networks and ensures that data is able to move across both networks, allowing participants to expand their footprint.
There’s so much more to learn about peering at the edge, and EVP Bill Severn recently dug into how (and why) peering empowers companies at the edge in a recent article posted by The Fast Mode. Read it here.