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Micro data centers are an innovation designed to bring data processing back to the user end. In the past, businesses and organisations that required large amounts of data processing would do so using their own on-site data centers; these were often large specialised computing facilities that took up swathes of floor space or were housed in their own dedicated building and required high levels of maintenance. Some larger corporations still use their own and use on-site data centers, but cloud computing technology has allowed businesses to access data centers housed far from their business premises. Though the recent leap to cloud computing has removed the need for many businesses to have their own on-premises data center, accessing a data center via the cloud comes with its own issues.

Accessing a data center via the cloud enables the user to quickly and easily process high volumes of data without the need for an on-site dedicated data center. This rapid data sharing ability enables services such as streaming, online gaming, instant messaging, AI technologies and more, and is essential for businesses that require instant access to their data for purposes such as E-commerce. However, due to high demand and increased need for rapid data processing in the modern age, lag and latency issues are becoming more common, increasing wait times and causing problems. Large shared data centers accessed via the cloud often sit miles or even continents away from where the business operates, and this distance can cause significant delays in data transfer that could impact efficiency and performance.

Micro data centers are an edge computing solution that brings together the best of both worlds of cloud computing and on-site data centers, offering many benefits. As the name implies, a micro data center is a small data center that takes up just a square meter of floor space and acts as a bridge between the cloud and the user. By enabling some data processing capability at the user end, dependency on the cloud data center is decreased, and the benefit of this is an increase in data processing speed. Micro data centers allow the rapid processing of important data to ensure things run smoothly, whilst being unobtrusive and low maintenance. A soundproof micro data center eliminates the noise generated by the computing equipment to minimise workplace distractions, and the micro data center manages its own cooling environment meaning minimal interference and engineer maintenance is required. In summary, a micro data center offers a solution to latency issues, enables the rapid processing of vital data, and is much more compact and easy to manage than the large data centers of the past.

USystems offer state of the art micro data center solutions that keep your data moving. If you’re concerned with data latency issues, a micro data center could help your business increase productivity. Whatever the size or needs of your business, our range covers soundproof, air-conditioned and rear door cooled micro data centers that bring efficient and innovative edge computing solutions to you.

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