How the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix server crash could have easily been prevented

Earlier this month, an unplanned server outage at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix led to the DRS (Drag Reduction System) being disabled for 17 laps. The technology is meant to kick in at the start of lap three, and is designed to make overtaking easier. When drivers are close enough to a car in front, they can open [...]

How Niche Players will Shape the Future of Edge Computing

Gartner predicts there will be five key imperatives that drive the future of edge computing. They believe these five factors will be a universal predictor that determines the success of edge solutions, across all future edge markets and sectors. The five key pillars are: Low-latency requirements Local interactivity Low bandwidth needs Security Limited autonomy These pillars suggest edge solutions that [...]

Defining the Edge for the Modern Era: Part Two

Continuing our discussion on defining the edge - read Part 1 here - is having a cloud strategy really the Golden Ticket to a pain-free and easy-to-manage IT portfolio? Well, hang on a minute. The game has changed, and while the common-or-garden office worker doesn’t know/understand/care where their emails are outside of their own laptop or mobile phone, we aren’t [...]

Defining the Edge for the Modern Era: Part One

With the advent of mobile connectivity, bring your own devices, working from home and this unilateral shift from on-premises to the cloud, the very way we consume and work with our data on a day to day basis has changed and is continually shifting. We’re used to these buzz-words being thrown at us from all angles: Big Data, Cloud-Ready, Everyware, [...]

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