Last January we identified eight themes that we believed would shape the data center business in 2019. How did we do? Let’s take a look and see how we did, ranking whether each prediction was a Hit, Miss or Too Early.
The growth of machine-to-machine (M2M) data is projected to escalate rapidly in the next five years. Edge computing can play an important role in data ingest, accepting data from devices and creating a richer two-way flow of information across the network.
As data volumes have soared along with its growth, Facebook has built a dedicated network to manage the huge flows of machine-to-machine M2M traffic between its data centers.
The growth of virtual reality and augmented reality may require more investment in data centers, as well as innovation in networking, perhaps employing peer-to-peer technology or blockchains.