FedEx, Dell partner to provide web of edge datacenters and services

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FedEx, Dell and Switch have partnered to build a series of datacenters in the U.S. to provide low-latency edge computing networks. FedEx is the first customer and will provide real estate. Data from 451 Research shows 62% of firms are processing Internet of Things data at an edge location compared to 45% three years ago, with six out of 10 using a third party cloud provider. That bodes well for this new venture. For FedEx this move adds to the firm’s investments in IoT-based package tracking and cloud computing services with Microsoft. The firm’s actions have yet to manifest in improved ...

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