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How to Overcome the Challenges of Edge Computing
The emergence of edge computing has presented IT managers with many new challenges. One of the major issues they face today is how they migrate all of the expertise acquired over many years to these new remote environments.
Enterprise data centres (The Cloud)enable businesses to respond more quickly to growth and market demands. However, being agile relies on an infrastructure that is highly reliable and easy to manage. As data center operational complexity increases, maintaining uptime while minimizing costs becomes a bigger challenge.
To maintain the highest levels of resiliency, the best practices applied in enterprise data centres must also be replicated in edge computing environments. With edge computing often being deployed in retail branch, healthcare and other environments where there is no dedicated IT administrator on site, it’s vital to adopt the right data centre management strategy to ensure edge data centres are managed properly and business agility is maintained. The key to addressing this challenge is to deploy tools and technology capable of performing remote management and predictive maintenance.
One example of this technology is the micro data center. These prepackaged blocks of processing, storage, power and cooling are often shipped to end users fully integrated, pre-configured, pre- assembled, and pre-tested. They can begin working as soon as they are delivered and plugged in. New tools are also now available to gain the necessary management control of these distributed data centers. For example, Schneider Electric’s cloud-based EcoStruxure IT infrastructure management software enables remote administrators to monitor critical micro data center performance details like temperature, humidity, and available backup battery runtime. These new hardware and software solutions are ensuring the availability of data center systems, regardless of remote location.
Such tools also enable predictive maintenance (knowing in advance that a particular component is likely to fail). This new level of system and component monitoring allows large retail outlets, for example, to avoid unplanned downtime. Parts can be replaced during off-hours before any failure or missed sales occur.
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