Whatever form they take, metaverse technologies are bound to be resource-intensive applications. We asked our Roundtable experts to put on their futurist hats and explore what the metaverse might mean for digital infrastructure.
Insights: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Virtual reality (VR) allows users to interact with digital environments and objects, typically using a headset. When you turn your head, you see other areas of a 360-degree digital environment. Some VR apps include controllers that allow users to manipulate digital objects. But these 360-degree video applications require a LOT of data, and delivering these experiences across the Internet presents a major challenge.
Merger mania swept the data center industry in November, and dominated industry news headlines. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in November 2021.
NVIDIA sees a future filled with virtual worlds powered with augmented reality and connected by powerful networks. At GTC the company unveiled new tools for world-building, creating 400Gbps Infiniband networks, and making AI more accessible to data center customers.
A cutting-edge studio to create “digital human” holograms has launched inside the Ashburn campus for Sabey Data Centers, which is the lead investor in Avatar Dimension. The facility illustrates how data centers play a key role in the next-generation technologies.
Microsoft has begun using its HoloLens mixed reality technology to provide remote auditors a detailed look inside Microsoft Azure data centers, enabling compliance audits to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The data center industry’s response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus dominated the news in March, as industry professionals sought out the latest news on the evolving crisis.
New technology can make data center construction faster, cheaper, safer and more inclusive, according to Nancy Novak of Compass Datacenters, who spoke on the topic at Data Center World.
Mass adoption of augmented reality (AR) has been limited thus far. That’s about to change, and the enterprise may lead, according to Gartner Research, which says IT teams should prepare to support immersive, data-intensive media experiences.
Demand for data center services is being fed by streams of data from a wide variety of emerging technologies. In our Data Driven series, Data Center Frontier is examining emerging technologies that are generating large volumes of data, and how their growth will impact data centers.
Virtual reality content may need up to 20 times more storage space than a today’s high-definition video. Will your data center be ready? Here’s a look at how VR may test our digital infrastructure.