New TIA Briefing Papers On Edge Data Centres

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TIA recently released a series of new informational briefing papers from its Edge Data Centre Working Group in a first step towards creating an industry-driven framework for future standards development. Each paper outlines a different focus area for new Edge Data Centre implementations.

“Edge data centres will be imperative to achieving the low-latency, real-time communication needed to support emerging 5G technologies like autonomous cars, cellular IoT, and smart cities,” said TIA CEO David Stehlin. “TIA’s Edge Data Centre Working Group is at the forefront of the industry, pioneering new global standards for this exciting new technology infrastructure.”

Unlike traditional data centres that are often housed in large, specialised buildings far from end-users, edge data centres will be distributed closer to edge of the network and could be housed in smaller installations. By decentralising data centre locations, it reduces latency to enable the promise 5G applications. In the new Solution Brief Paper Series, TIA’s Edge Data Centre Working Group addresses key considerations for deploying edge data centres – including site selection and survivability, to security, thermal management, and operations and maintenance. Six papers have been published to date and are available for download on the TIA website:

· Types and Locations of Edge Data Centres: Scoping Locations That Work for Your Needs;

· Site Selection Considerations for Edge Data Centres;

· Survivability on The Edge;

· Physical Security Considerations for Edge Data Centres;

· Thermal Management of Edge Data Centres; and

· Operations, Administration, Maintenance and Automation of Edge Data Centres.

Through its Edge Data Centre Working Group, TIA brings together carriers, data centre owners, equipment and cabling suppliers, consultants, auditors, and more to establish new industry standards. TIA’s goal is to facilitate extensive industry participation to enable the mass-scale deployment and operation of edge data centres