Larry Megan, Director, Linde PLC
Eric Hanson, Vice President Information...
Michael Rabbitt, Head of Business...
Justin Beaudin, COO, Deluxe
Enterprise Technology Review | Thursday, November 28, 2019
Emerging data center trends are allowing businesses to address the increased demands for processing speed.
FREMONT, CA: The data center space is evolving at a rapid pace. The emergence of technologies is also contributing to the transformations in the data center. Modern data centers utilize computing technology, equipping with high-density servers. As technology enhances the processing capabilities, advanced cooling capabilities are also gaining grounds in the data centers. The growing scale and complexity of the business, as well as alternative data, are driving the firms to seek innovative solutions such as collocation and edge computing. Here are some of the latest trends that will guide the advancements of data center capabilities.
With a rise in the costs of building and maintaining a private center, businesses are eyeing collocation as an affordable alternative. Colocation offers an opportunity for the firms to utilize the infrastructure and facilities of a third party to meet data storage requirements. In most cases, colocation data centers provide the firms with the tools to oversee and manage their infrastructure, which is a highly efficient and affordable alternative to private data centers. Further, colocation enables the firms to leverage the enhanced cooling and power capabilities of data centers.
Edge computing is one of the many emerging trends in the data center industry. The technology enables the firms to push their processing capabilities to the edge of the network. The main advantage of edge computing is that the data gets processed close to where it is gathered against the traditional practices that involved the data in traveling to the centralized server. Thus, edge computing can significantly increase responsiveness and speed by processing data closer to the edge of the network.
Conventionally, data centers had utilized air conditioning infrastructure to meet their cooling needs. However, the massive rise in data, as well as data processing capabilities, are driving higher cooling needs as well. Liquid cooling technology is gaining popularity as it supports higher processing speeds and produces less noise.
Thus, the above trends are shaping the modern data centers allowing the firms to addressing the increasing complexity of the data world.