The coming wave of Edge Computing will stretch the Cloud beyond today’s paradigms. Rapid changes, new technologies, and speed to market are driving new and unknown demands, challenging the maturing Hyperscale marketplace. Hyperscale clients position themselves for changes in Technology. Facilities built by and for Hyperscale Data Center clients were already a breed apart from what the Enterprise Users and Colocation Providers traditionally provided. Edge Computing is impacting Demand, Site Selection, Design, Vendor Selection, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, Network Facility Management, and Cost Management. Different perspectives on appropriate IT cooling, power, reliability/availability, carbon footprint, risk avoidance, procurement process, and IT Strategy will emerge. This presentation will explore their unique drivers and how the demands from the Edge will impact tomorrow’s decisions.

James Coe, PE, RCDD (bio)
Senior Principal, Director Critical Facilities
Syska Hennessy Group

Joshua J. Fluecke, PE, LEED AP (bio)
Associate Principal
Syska Hennessy Group