Many data centers are in for a more complex and challenging 2013.  Trends in Information Technology are forcing data center managers to consider new ideas and perform new tasks. Let’s take a peek into what could be the biggest trends that can transform the data centers in 2013.

data center trends 2013Rise of hybrid technology: Hybrid technologies are needed when public and private cloud platforms need to collaborate. The increasing trend of using a combination of applications hosted internally and outside of IT enterprises are paving the way for new hybrid systems that require more customized integration, bigger telecom connections and more powerful servers.

IT-as-a-Service: Data centers will be brought into the spotlight as more and more enterprises are focusing on moving to cloud-based service delivery models. Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) business models have increased demand for data centers and this trend will continue in 2013. These IT-as-a-service providers run their cloud infrastructures in data centers, and demand for high uptime data center floor space increases as more service providers enter the market. 2013 will see richer IT as a service offerings at more competitive pricing levels.

Remote Employee Access: A sea-change in work culture in the last ten years allows companies to recruit workers from all parts of the globe and provide them with access to their workstations irrespective of their geographical location. Data centers will naturally come into play as these always-available remote access platforms become critical to business operations.

Efficiency of infrastructure: Cutting down costs in terms of energy consumption in data centers as well as reducing floor space will become a top priority among CIOs as IT budgets are continually examined for waste.

Is your In-house and outsource data centers are ready for change in 2013? Need more info? Talk to the data center experts.

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.