The next-generation data centre “will exist beyond walls, seamlessly integrating core facilities with a more intelligent, mission-critical edge of the network, according to experts. These Gen 4 data centres are emerging and will become the model for IT networks of the 2020s.
The advent of these edge-dependent data centres is one of the trends identified by a global panel of experts from Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power.
“Digital transformation has driven tremendous growth in colo (colocation) facilities as companies in Asia migrated critical applications to the cloud over the last few years. This, coupled with the explosion in connected devices and requirements for low latency and seamless customer experience, has led to the need for re-architecting data centres in the middle and at the edge,” said Anand Sanghi, president of Vertiv, Asia.
“From Australia to Singapore to Korea, in 2017 we now have over 50 use-cases for our converged/edge SmartSolutions, enabling enterprises to harmoniously integrate the cloud to the edge and architect their infrastructure to be agile, efficient, always-on, and visible on a single pane.”
Previous Vertiv forecasts identified trends tied to the cloud, integrated systems, infrastructure security and more.
The panels also predicts advances in colocation efficiency and scalability, and an emergence of high-density systems.