Data centers are among the most technologically advanced businesses out there, and these enterprises have to evolve and change rapidly to survive. In fact, the only way a data center can thrive in this competitive atmosphere is by staying updated with all the new innovations in the industry. So, what are the broad changes the data center industry will witness in the future?

Shifting closer to the sea or colder regions

The Changing Front of Data Centers: A Broad PerspectiveWhile this is only a theory, most experts predict that the option of moving data centers into locations by the sea, or even into it, isn’t far away. Seawater cooling is known to be quite a cost-cutter, so this development can’t be completely written off. An enterprise in Sweden has in fact saved a whopping million dollars a year by using seawater in its cooling structures.

Mobile data centers

Mobility is the key word for most technologies these days, which means data centers are subject to it, too. Structures that can be modified easily or even packed and shipped when required seem to be a credible option in the future. This, of course, will lead to saving on construction costs, too. However, we can see some flaws in that setup.

Security and privacy

Even now, we are witnessing several innovations on the security and privacy front, and we will continue to see this be a primary concern for data centers as well. As businesses around the world begin to security and privacy as critical factors, data centers will have to evolve accordingly, at all times innovating to fight potential threats. Government authorities will also demand more on this front and data centers will have to keep pace with legislations.

DR and BC integration

Disaster recovery and business continuity, though important factors in the data backup business today, will play an integrated role in the data center business of the future. The integration of these elements will be essential in a changing business environment.

At Lifeline Data Centers, we are up to date with all the evolving characteristics of the data center business, and we are ahead of the game in every sphere. This combination of foresight and progression makes us one of the best in the business. Contact us today to learn more.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.