Storage company ClearSky Data partnered with Packet for an edge deployment at an SBA Communications tower site in the Boston area.
Packet and SBA initially teamed up late last year on an edge data center at the base of the SBA cell tower in Foxborough, Massachusetts. That edge site, which uses Packet’s bare-metal compute infrastructure, went live early this year.
“We believe this was the first edge data center at a tower site in the U.S.,” said Clay Moran, director of strategy at SBA. “We have 16,000 towers in the U.S., so we believe those are potential sites for edge computing, but we are testing that concept out at Foxborough.”