We’re more than half way into the month – 2015 is definitely already in fast motion. To keep up with the pace in our ever-evolving datacenter industry – we thought it’d be cool to take a look at a few of the experts’ top trends and predictions for the datacenter and cloud markets this year. (Capping it to the Top Five.)
1.) IoT is HOT. According to Gartner, Inc., there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. To put it simply, digitizing everything allows new business opportunities for data flow management, creating new revenue sources, systems operating, and expanding businesses into new markets and technologies. It is predicted that the data created by the Internet of Everything (IoE) will reach 403 zettabytes (ZB) per year by 2018, and that IoE devices will create two times the amount of data that end users transmit to data centers. IoT-related technology and services adoption by the SMB market will rise significantly this year.
2.) Cloud Market Will Continue Explosive Growth. Fun facts from Cisco’s Cloud Index Report: 70% of workloads will be processed in cloud data centers in 2015. Cloud data center traffic is set to increase four times faster than traditional data center traffic. Consumer cloud storage traffic per use will be 811 MB per month by 2018 on a global scale, compared to 186 MB per month in 2013. Also by 2018, more than ¾ (78%) of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers, and almost ¼ (22%) will be processed by traditional data centers.
And when it comes to private versus public versus hybrid cloud, hybrid cloud, which perfectly blends private and public clouds will grow considerably faster than private cloud (presently in the lead.)
3.) Data Center Traffic Takes Off. Data center traffic is poised to exceed five ZB in 2015 and 76% of this data will remain within data center walls. With the explosion of Video-on-Demand (VOD) services as a huge traffic driver, it is predicted that 91% of Internet traffic will be video-based. And Cisco reports that while traffic within the data center represents the largest segment of data traffic, data center-to-data center traffic will increase at a 25% higher rate compared to both traffic within the data center and traffic between data centers and consumers.
4.) Efficiency Matters. Data centers, including NYI’s, are deploying – or looking to deploy- containment within the facilities regardless of cabinet or rack density. Learn more about NYI’s Cold Aisle Containment, here.
5.) Lower TCO. Another Gartner prediction: The total cost of ownership (TCO) for data center operations is set to decrease by 30%, thanks to greater efficiency, smart machines and industrialized services. And this year, Pike Research predicts that global investment in energy-efficient data center technologies will represent 28% of the $150 billion data center infrastructure market.
Given the size, the complexity, and the quickly emerging technologies and trends that shape our ever-growing data center and cloud market, we could go on to continue to describe the countless other predictions that will dominate the industry this year. Big Data, Virtualization, SDN, data privacy laws, just to name a few! That being said, we’ll continue keeping watch out and keep you updated on our blog, and on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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