A Vision for Today’s Edge. A Bridge to Tomorrow’s
Today, most of the buzz about data centers is concentrated in two areas: the handful of markets that are growing to meet the demands of hyperscale providers, and the concept of edge data centers emerging at the base of 5G cell towers.
At DataBank, we believe there is a different edge to be served: second-tier markets with dense populations consuming lots of content; research and educational institutions with significant computing resource needs; and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems developing the technologies and applications of tomorrow. We call this the “middle edge” and it’s found in cities like Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City and Atlanta – markets traditionally underserved by the commercial data center industry – and it’s where we are acquiring, building and operating the data centers that will become the first step for many in their journey to the edge.
But it’s not just about the facilities themselves. While our data centers offer all the security, scalability, convenience and amenities these markets deserve today, what we’re really building is a flexible IT ecosystem that allows you to learn how to best operate at the edge tomorrow and beyond.
Infused with a robust mix of colocation, cloud and network services, our data centers provide a true hybrid approach to developing your infrastructure and a contract portability model that allows you to move workloads back and forth between platforms, allowing you to test and determine what works best for your applications.
Move to the Edge with Confidence
We’ve surrounded these infrastructure platforms with a comprehensive suite of managed services, security and compliance features so you can confidently take that first step toward the edge and begin moving content and applications to new geographies with the assurance of knowing that there’s always an expert on-hand to assist. And rather than utilizing off-the-shelf applications, we’ve custom-built a portal that gives you the ability to see exactly what we see happening at the edge, and optimize the performance of your infrastructure there.
But our vision of today’s edge doesn’t end there. We’re backed by investors like DigitalBridge with assets across the communications and computing landscape from wireless towers to core data centers. This gives DataBank a unique perspective on how the edge is developing and the ability build a bridge to it in the future.