Webcast: Edge Computing & Micro Data Centers

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 11:00 AM ET

The high speeds expected from future 5G networks and the demands of dense data over those networks is leading to communications network densification. Data centers, a key component of high speed delivery, are redefining their role, becoming a part of the fog and moving increasingly to the edge.  This webcast will cover the role micro data centers will play in community network communications infrastrcture; their configuration and structure; use of artificial intelligence and virtualization; control systems and operations; and workforce needs.


Don Byrne
Managing Director, Metrix411

An entrepreneur and former venture capitalist, Don Byrne brings an executive perspective to the fields of strategic management, continuity planning, and business operations. He founded three successful technology companies and is an internationally recognized expert on data center operations, business continuity planning, and regulatory compliance.

As a CEO-for-hire, Don managed the return to profitability of several distressed companies while orchestrating a number of successful corporate acquisitions. An adjunct professor at Boston University, Don teaches graduate courses in I.T. operations, risk management, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, and regulatory compliance. He lectures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is on the faculty at the University of New Hampshire where teaches business courses in entrepreneurship. From 2011 to 2014, Don was a Senior Research Fellow at the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute at Louisiana State University (LSU). Currently, he is participating in several studies focused on community resiliency, and is a member of the TIA technical advisory group reviewing developments related to edge data centers.

His experience includes extended assignments in most of Western Europe, the Middle East (Oman and Egypt), and the Far East (Japan, China, and Mongolia). Don serves as a technical advisor to the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). A veteran, he holds fourteen professional certifications including business continuity planning (CBCP), three ISO Lead Auditor certifications (ISO 9001, 20000, 28000), and is a certified TIA 942 auditor. He is the Managing Director of METRIX411 a consulting firm and the host of the Business I.Q. Radio Show which can be heard on WBNH (105.1 FM) in New Hampshire. His academic credentials include degrees in mathematics, philosophy, and international marketing.


Phillip Marangella
VP, Business Development, G.M., Cloud & IoT Solutions, EdgeConneX

Over 20 years of telecom and data center industry experience, with stints at Nortel, MCI/Verizon, Equinix, Coresite and most recently EdgeConneX as the VP of Business Development and GM of Cloud & IoT Solutions. Currently based in Northern Virginia, professional focus has been on developing corporate strategy and business, solution & ecosystem development in the Network, Cloud, and IoT sectors.