Data Center Trends That Will Change The Big Data Industry in 2014
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Data Center Trends That Will Change The Big Data Industry in 2014

By CIOReview | Monday, January 27, 2014

London: Data centers are important for companies that do not have the facility to store their data. The amount of data that is being generated has catapulted the growth of data centers. It is not just data generated by an average internet user, but also the data that is being generated by large enterprises every day. There are over 2000 data centers worldwide; however, this is not enough to combat the vast amount of data generated. In addition to traditional data storage facilities, cloud is also in the race to manage the increasing data which is stored via the cloud.

Storage, networking, servers and powering and cooling solutions are the different components used in the data center industry. TechNavio, a London based research firm, has researched and analyzed each of the components, in the data center service industry.

The top 16 trending ideas which will change the big data industry are:

#1 Modularization of Data Centers: Companies are under tremendous stress and pressure to keep up with the ever increasing data that is generated. Leading companies are adopting the use of containerized data facilities as they have the required services integrated into portable containers.

#2 Vendors Providing Platform Independent Service: Companies are trying to manage complex infrastructure due to multi-vendor solution integration by acquiring platform-independent services from the data center providers. 

#3 Remote Management of IT Services (RMITS): By adopting solutions to provide remote monitoring and management of the IT infrastructure, network administrators are able to tackle problems faster.

#4 Adoption of Green Computing Solutions: Data center service providers, in response to enterprises demand for green computing and power saving solutions, are harnessing power from renewable sources thus reducing the generation of carbon by them.

#5 Use of Economizers and Liquid-based Cooling in Data Center: Most of the data centers are making use of natural solutions for data cooling and are located in regions where the temperature is low and the facilities are fitted with efficient liquid-based cooling solutions, as they are better when compared to the traditional cooling methods. 

#6 BYOD Acceptance among Enterprises: Users with the help of BYOD are able to access company applications from anywhere, independent of any hardware configuration over cloud infrastructure, via their smartphones, and tablets, thereby reducing the operational costs associated with providing systems to employees.

#7 Emerging Hubs for Data Center Establishment: With labor and data center supporting facilities being available cheap, BRIC and GCC countries are seen as the new areas for setting up of data centers.

#8 Data Center Consolidation Increasing Productivity: Companies prefer consolidated data center in central location to allocate computing resources and equipment performance management.

#9 Data Center Space Optimization by Using Taller Racks and High Server Density: Data center racks and enclosures are used to stack IT equipment and other inventory. The standard size of the racks has been 42U for the past few years, but with the growing data center industry, 48U or higher racks are expected to capture the market.

#10 Micro Servers: Microservers are seen as the alternative for traditional servers in data centers. They provide the same functionality as traditional servers, but space consumption is reduced due to their size. 

#11 Big Data: Growing Structured and Unstructured Data: With the unexpected growth of data, companies are focusing to adopt cost effective and adaptive methods to analyze and share data.

#12 Cost Benefits through VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) Implementation: the VDI technology is just few years old but has captured market growth as there are long-term cost benefits associated with it.

#13 Increasing Use of Flash Memory Storage: Software defined solutions technology considered as a threat to existing networking architecture is attracting stakeholders in the networking industry.

#14 Increased Buzz Around Exponentially Growing SDN (Software Defined solutions): Server virtualization, advanced data center management, cloud computing and smart mobile devices have become game-changers for organizers and consumers. SDN offers high quality user experience and scalability, simplicity, scalability and network based business intelligence and control.

#15 Ethernet Industry Transitioning Towards 40G/100G and Beyond: Ethernet has moved from 1G to 10G which are capable of high speed data handling and transmission and there also will be a shift to 40G/100G very soon.

#16 Hybrid Cloud Services at Colocation Sites: Hybrid cloud services at the collocation sites offer various features like scalability, security, and flexibility.

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