Study reports suggest that data center industry is growing at the rate of 10-12%. In few years, it will grow at the rate of more than 15%. Such copious growth is the result of huge IT investments being vested across the globe, specific mention to the data centers in US, UK , China and India. US has several new and advanced data centers equipped with next-gen infrastructure that will transform the IT landscape.
Dense growth of data centers have resulted into the popularity of cloud computing, BYOD model, big data, IOT etc. Emerging technologies, digital intelligence, changing market trends and changing business operation models have also brought the change in the data center technology. Up-coming data centers in US are built and designed with next generation technologies keeping the future needs in mind.
Next generation Data Center Technology Trends
Software-defined data center: Virtualization technology has contributed a great deal in optimization of resources. In the coming future, physical infrastructure will be abstracted with the software oriented technologies. It will build a logical layer by adding new aspects in the data centers. Storage, security, computing, networking, everything will now be combined with software technologies. Some instances of such next-gen software defined environment are:
Storage: Atlantis USX and VMware SAN
Networking: Cisco NX-OS and VMware NSX
This will smoothen the management, provisioning, scaling and refurbishing of obsolete technologies, within the data centers.
Automated Infrastructure: Another technology trend in next-gen data centers is related to automation of services. Futuristic data centers will see the usage of robotics to monitor and control the temperature patterns and to devise the entire climatic environment in data center. Automated infrastructure will be used to achieve better energy-efficiency. Intelligent software systems will be deployed for better administration with an objective to gain optimum resource efficiency. Intelligent load balancing, efficient cooling and all other resources will be set up with the combination of robotic control and operations.