Data Center Trends to Watch in 2018

Tech trends are all the rage when the new year starts. And while most tech-related trends are all about the latest gadgets that you can buy, businesses can look forward to the most recent data center trends to improve the digital side of their company. The data center is the brain of the organization. It is a facility that houses the computer, telecommunications, and storage systems. It allows everyone within the organization to stay connected with each other, share information, and do many other tasks. Below are the top 10 predictions for data center trends to watch in 2018.

Serverless Computing

A cloud computing model, serverless computing has been around for quite some time. With this type of data center, the cloud provider manages the allocation of machine resources dynamically. It allows users to develop and maintain applications through the cloud, so they don’t have to build complex infrastructure to create and launch an app.

Google Gains Traction

Both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are the major players when it comes to providing cloud computing services. However, Google has recently been revamped to deal with clients, and it partnered with another tech-giant Cisco to offer better cloud computing services. That way, Google will finally gain traction and provide a viable choice for businesses.

Edge Computing Still Continues to Rise


There is an ever rise in consumption of data through mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. With this trend comes the rise of applications necessary for edge computing. Data centers will embrace edge computing to keep mobile streaming and other cellular intensive activity working correctly for customers.

Artificial Intelligence Will Be in The Limelight

Artificial Intelligence will be able to respond faster concerning intrusion detection. Gone are the days when firewalls are the primary protection of the admin. With AI, it will detect and act before the admin does. Another use of AI is to fix things that are caused by human error and possibly computer error.

Data Becomes Smaller

Big data, according to the researchers at MIT, is considered bad data. Today, data sets are growing to volumes of exabytes and organizations are finding it harder to pick the data that they are going to collect. The trend for data is to keep it smaller and more relevant.

Construction of More Smart Cities

Urban planning can also benefit from technology and data center. Things like intelligent street lights, autonomous traffic reporting, and automated transportation systems to name a few will no longer be science fiction.  Data centers can make smart cities possible. The only hurdle is where to get funding to build such cities.

Organizations Find Ways to Balance with Cloud Computing

Some organizations are making a U-turn and still using apps after moving into the cloud. IT teams are doing a closer evaluation of what should and should not be in the cloud.

Hyperconverged Systems

Hyperconverged systems refer to fully integrated servers complete with virtualization, storage, and software-defined that is pre-built and pre-configured. These types of systems are becoming very popular as more customers want solutions that do not involve vendor lock-in.

Water Cooling Data Centers

Water cooling once started as a means for a hobbyist to overlock their system. Today, it is seen as an efficient way to cool data centers. Water is hundreds of times more efficient than air when it comes to cooling large server chips. So, expect water cooling to be the mainstream method in cooling data centers this year and beyond.

SSD Will Be More Popular

SSD or solid-state drive is used primarily for electronic interfaces that are compatible with hard disk drives. This year, a big jump in the capacity of SSD will be seen. It can also support a virtual environment. And since there is a steady supply of SSD such as the NAND flash, the price remains stable.

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