“Tilly Gilbert, Principal Consultant and Edge Practice Lead at STL Partners concludes: “2022 was a very exciting year from an edge computing perspective with a raft of new product leases, partnership announcements and, of course, deployments. We’re delighted to feature Proximity Data Centres as a company making waves in this space and its great to see their development as they gain new customers and enable new use cases. Proximity’s acquisition of several additional sites last year indicates the commitment they have to building an edge network across the UK and we look forward to seeing how Edge IX will help to accelerate this vison going forward”.
Company type: Growth stage
Position in edge ecosystem: Facility (Real estate, Data centre, Rack systems, Power & cooling, Site maintenance & operations); Network (Edge gateway, Cloud connect); Edge Cloud Infrastructure (Edge aggregation & orchestration);
Notable achievements in 2022: Proximity Data Centres has acquired 3 new data centres in the UK and their facilities were chosen by Quickline and The Grid Factory. Proximity has also signed agreements for additional connectivity to the data centres with 4 major service providers, including Virgin Media O2 and Glide. The company has also focused on the development of their new division Edge IX, which is expected to be establishing regional internet exchanges across the UK in 2023 and 2024.An edge computing use case they help to enable: Proximity worked with the Grid Factory to deliver an advanced implementation of a sophisticated edge computing platform based on NVIDIA RTX datacentre technology. The edge service delivers a 3D virtual reality model for use by designers, architects and engineers. Powered by NVIDIA RTX datacentre technology, the application allows high levels of collaboration through the design, approval and build phases and so reduces the associated costs to the client.
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