EdgeMicro is building five micro data centers across the US in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Memphis, Houston, and Pittsburgh.

The facilities are slated to be opened later this year.

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Data center in a can

The company says the Covid-19 outbreak caused a surge in demand for Edge solutions which can provide lower latency and, according to the company, “positively impact the bandwidth challenges that have been created.

The Colorado-based edge data center specialist already has data centers in Austin, Texas, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Tampa, Florida. “Success of our initial locations has accelerated our deployment to the edge,” said Mike Hagan, CEO and founder of EdgeMicro.

“Our portfolio of eight strategically positioned MDCs (micro data centers) offer businesses the chance to connect to users and fully demonstrates our ability to scale in a rapidly growing edge market.”

EdgeMicro uses a containerized data center design, which can hold up to six racks, each designed to support 8kW of power.

Back in May, the company received $5m for its expansion plans. EdgeMicro launched in 2017 with a plan to deploy hundreds of micro data centers across the US at local cell towers to provide edge colocation for customers.

However, it is unknown how much the five new sites have cost the startup.

Jason Bourg, VP of revenue at EdgeMicro said: "Due to our expanding portfolio, we are experiencing heightened leasing activity.

"EdgeMicro's ability to deliver reliable, repeatable, colocation, and connectivity is paying off for both our business partners and the mutual customers we serve."