The 4 top emerging data center trends in 2017

New technology is shaping up the data center industyr. There have been changes in this sector and we can see some drastic improvement. Here are the trends we can expect this year and in future.

The number of data centers will increase

The total number of data centers will reach to 8.6 million in 2017. Then the number of data centers will decline. The reason is that more companies will move data center operations from their facilities to the mega data centers that are operated by the service providers. Companies will move to cloud solutions as well. It is expected that by 2018, 75% of the data center work will be run by cloud.

Data center space will grow

The space of data center will grow and it will reach 1.94 billion square feet in 2018. There will be continued growth in the size of the data center spaces.

Infrastructure management will be outside

Companies demand infrastructure that is flexible. So, it is probable that companies won’t manage their own infrastructure. They will use service provider data centers for shared cloud and dedicated offerings. So, some of the internal data centers will vanish.

Job demands will evolve

There will be less job demand for data scientists. Companies will get into a team approach that includes data scientists and data engineers. Companies won’t be hiring data scientists in future. Companies will look for appropriate tools to apply to data science.

These trends will become evident this year and in future. So, if you have to make a decision regarding your data center, you should follow the trend.

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