EdgeMicro, an edge co-location company, announced Tuesday five new micro data centers (MDCs) across the United States. The additional five sites include Cleveland, Indianapolis, Memphis, Houston, and Pittsburgh. The construction process has already begun with the sites slated to be online beginning in Q4 2020. The launch of the new sites augments EdgeMicro’s already operational sites in Austin, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Tampa, Florida.
“Success of our initial locations has accelerated our deployment to the edge,” said EdgeMicro Founder/CEO Mike Hagan. “Our portfolio of eight strategically positioned MDCs offer businesses the chance to connect to users and fully demonstrates our ability to scale in a rapidly growing edge market. By offering infrastructure closer to the end user, we lower latency and positively impact the bandwidth challenges that have been created by increasingly important work-from-home demands related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
According to a report by Global Market Insights, the edge data center market was expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.5 percent between 2019-2025. Edge data centers direct internet traffic away from primary internet hubs to edge internet hubs, which increases speed for providing a better user experience.
“Due to our expanding portfolio we are experiencing heightened leasing activity,” said EdgeMicro VP Revenue Jason Bourg. “EdgeMicro’s ability to deliver reliable, repeatable, co-location and connectivity is paying off for both our business partners and the mutual customers we serve.”