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The Coming Trends to Data Centres in 2019

1. Simplifying the edge

The Simpler, Smarter, more autonomous ‘Edge of the network’ computing facility has been constantly evolving with broader industry consumer patterns, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and the looming rollout of 5G mobile networks, which has continuously proven an inevitable shift of low-latency computing towards the end-user.

For many enterprises, the edge has become the integral cog of their digital ecosystem. Intelligent infrastructure systems with AI capabilities working in tandem with cloud based statistics are fundamentally changing the way commercial services are run on edge based systems.

The result will be a more secure, efficient edge strategy, with limited active management, enhanced visibility and self healing capabilities.

2. Workforce revolution

The ageing workforce and retirement’s within the Data / IT world, exacerbated by insufficient training programs, are creating staffing challenges for data centres around the globe.

Organisations are starting to change the way they recruit data centre personnel.

Many businesses are side stepping from traditional training programs to more agile job specific skill modularisation. More training will occur in house & more enterprises will turn to machine learning systems that can to simplify operations, maintain & build institutional knowledge.

Without doubt, intelligent infrastructure management systems will help meet that shortfalls of man powered resource within down periods, however there also needs to be an orchestrated effort by the public and private sectors to bridge the gap of skills required to address the unforeseen disruptions ahead.

3. More efficient UPS systems

According to survey results, an overwhelming majority of businesses don’t maximise efficiency on their power consumption when the features and configurations may readily exist at little to no extra cost within their data facilities.  Eventually, we will see organisations using some of the stored energy in their UPS systems, mainly load management and peak shaving features. The static storage of accumulated residual energy has long been seen as a revenue generator waiting to happen.

4. Standardisation & Normalisation

The data centre, even in the age of modularisation, containerisation & prefabricated design, still remains far too complex to expect full-fledged standardisation.

However, there is much interest on the standardisation of equipment components and normalisation across data centre builds.

Normalisation from a physical hardware perspective is manifesting in the use of consistent architectures and equipment types, with regional differences, to keep systems easy to maintain & for cost reduction.

However the main aim is to reduce equipment costs, shorten delivery and deployment timelines, and simplify service and maintenance.

5. Higher power processors and advanced cooling

As processor utilisation rates increase when computing high demand applications such as bio metric recognition software or advanced data analytics, higher powered cores require a need for innovation & research towards for heat dissipation. Direct liquid cooling is swiftly becoming a viable solution as the processor or other components are partially or fully immersed in a liquid for higher conductivity & thermal management ability.

Although these cooling measures are most commonly used in high performance computing applications, the benefits including better server performance, improved efficacy, and reduced air cooling expenditures, just to name a few.

We have experts available to talk to you about how to prepare for the demand and changes that is coming to your Data Centre in 2019

Technimove Consultancy Team,

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