Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Sarah Rubenoff.

Edge computing is a hot topic right now, and holds the potential to alter the geography of the data center industry, as infrastructure adapts to support the Internet of Things, virtual reality and connected cars.

As these technologies develop and gain traction, a number of companies are targeting the challenges address challenges and opportunities of deploying capacity at the edge of the network. Here’s our guide to the new players on the edge, which includes both startups and established names in the data center sector.

First, for those just getting up to speed, here’s a primer on the edge computing trend, which DCF has been tracking for several years and identified as a key industry theme for this year:

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