What will the data center look like in 5 years or 10 years? The design and location of data centers is always shaped by the technologies living inside these facilities. Trends like cloud computing and Big Data have driven significant changes in the look and feel of data center facilities.
We may be on the cusp of even greater changes that will have a profound influence on mission-critical infrastructure. In recent weeks we’ve done deep dives into three emerging technologies and their impact on the hardware being used in data centers, and the design and location of the facilities that will deliver these services.
The Internet of Things, virtual reality and machine learning may mean big changes for the data centers that power your business and livelihood. These stories will help you navigate the journey:
- The Internet of Things May Create A New Breed of Data Centers: The Internet of Things will lead to new types of data centers in new places, optimized around the needs of machine-to-machine (M2M) workloads and the analytics that mine these oceans of data.
- The Virtual Reality Future: Bigger Pipes, More Data Centers: If virtual reality becomes widely adopted, it will require a major expansion of the world’s networks and data centers. We look at the infrastructure implications, and how Facebook and the telecom sector are preparing for a VR future.
- How Machine Learning is Changing the Face of the Data Center: Machine learning and artificial intelligence have arrived in the data center. This trend is changing the face of the hyperscale server farm, as racks begin to fill with ASICs, GPUs, FPGAs and supercomputers.
At Data Center Frontier, we chart the future of data centers and cloud computing – what’s next for the Internet, and the innovations that will take us there. Keep pace with the fact-moving world of data centers and cloud computing by following us on Twitter and Facebook, connecting with me on LinkedIn, and signing up for our weekly newsletter.