Why Cloud Computing is Requiring us to Rethink Resiliency at the Edge

Greater dependence on cloud-based applications means businesses must rethink the level of redundancy of the physical infrastructure equipment (power, cooling, networking) remaining on premise, at the “Edge”. Kevin Brown and Wendy Torell describe and critique the common physical infrastructure practices seen today, propose a method of analysing the resiliency needed, and discuss best practices to ensure employees remain connected to their business-critical applications. Kevin Brown is the Chief Technology Officer of the Data Center Division at Schneider Electric. Wendy Torell is a Senior Research Analyst at Schneider Electric’s Data Center Science Center.


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