Edge Centres: Open Fiber to move to Edge data centers

Apr 18, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Italian fiber firm Open Fiber  (formerly Enel Open Fiber) is planning to move into Edge data centers. Andrea Lazzaroli, operational marketing business market manager at Open Fiber, said the company will be deploying Edge data centers along its network.

“With the introduction of Edge data centers, Open Fiber aims to further facilitate digital transformation, also connecting the sites where data can be processed to its infrastructure,” he said. “The first Edge data centers will be built in the second half of 2024 and, in the following months, we will proceed to create a level of regional Edge data centers connected to each other and to the large centralized data centers.”

During this week’s Data Center Nation event in Italy, Lazzaroli added: “We have built highways to transport high-performance data. What we are adding today is the creation of sites along these highways where we host Edge Data Centers: this means that we will be able to do data storage within these sites and do local processing of the sites at the regional level and also from the perspective of the provinces and municipalities.”