EDGE DATA CENTERS ON THE RISE
Multitenant Edge data center operator EdgePresence, has announced the deployment of its new Edge facility in Statesboro, Georgia.
The new Statesboro Edge data center is SOC II certified and deployed to serve local businesses, as well as national companies operating in the region. According to EdgePresence, this facility will be the first multi-tenant data center available in Statesboro.
“Statesboro has routinely placed in the top three of America’s Best Communities national competition and is heralded as one of Georgia’s nine live, work, and play cities. Opening one of our edge data centers here aligns well with our mission to bring micro data centers and network access to the customers that are closest to that user equipment’s access point,” said Doug Recker, founder and president of EdgePresence.
“Additionally, its proximity to industries such as commerce, education, manufacturing, healthcare and technology makes it ideal for companies offering hosted managed services, e-commerce, industrial IoT, telemedicine, e-learning and more, along with next generation applications that need super-low latencies and short network routes.”
To deploy its Edge data centers, EdgePresence partners with Cell Tower operators to have its facilities located at the base of their towers. Currently the company has deployed its Edge data centers across 20 markets in the U.S. including Jacksonville, FL, Austin, TX, Pittsburgh, PA, Statesboro, GA, Denver, CO, Atlanta, GA, Boulder, CO and Greenville, SC.
Edge data center and tower operators are experiencing a significant increase in collaboration rate which may be spurred by increased demand for data facilities especially during the Covid-19 era. Most recently, tower operator SBA Communications, acquired the JaxNAP data center located in Jacksonville, Florida, to power its plan of establishing a distributed computing network through its recently-launched SBA Edge Platform.
Few weeks earlier, American Tower subsidiary Colo Atl, announced the opening of its new Edge data center located in the Ben Hill, about 10 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.