Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry,

The Cabinet is Critical to Managing Edge Compute Sites for IoTIn this week’s Voices of the Industry, Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, at Chatsworth Products explains white space management of Edge compute sites through a cabinet ecosystem. 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is progressively being adopted and is expected to be one of the biggest waves in the world of computing over the next few decades. A primary enabling technology for IoT is Edge computing, which pushes applications, data and computing services away from centralized data centers to the logical extremes of the network for better latency and faster processing.

Three key elements of remote management at the cabinet level include: power management, environmental management and physical access control. Traditionally, power and environmental management have always been important to ensure high availability of the applications, as well as to minimize the operational costs associated with the data center white space. Higher incidences of data theft across the globe, in addition to stringent regulatory requirements across many verticals, require electronic access control with logging and auditing capabilities.

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