Hyperscale: The Thing of the Future

June 24, 2014
Chris Downie

Here at Telx, we're always wondering about what the future holds for data centres. If your company outsources its data centres and/or makes use of Big Data, you're probably wondering what the future holds, too.

One of the data centre trends of the future? Hyperscalabilty.

According to a recent survey of more than 800 industry executives in regards to future trends, the data centres of 2025 will be nimble, scalable resources that will change to meet the demands of the businesses that lease them. This is hardly a surprise. After all, as your company grows, you'll need a data centre solution that can keep up with you. And, as of 2013, with 90% of the world's data having been generated in the last two years, data centres of the future will have to be adaptable.

Another important trend is toward bigger data centres that specialize in a narrow function-perhaps only storing data for one industry and nothing else, for example-and have some geographic importance to their specialties and markets.

Telx is poised to do well in regards to both of these trends. The entire nature of our interconnection services is based around flexibility and scalability, and our carrier-neutral data centres are located in 14 markets across the country, so we have a data centre that works for you no matter where you are.

Another important takeaway from the survey is the importance of energy efficiency. Bigger data centres bring big challenges when it comes to issues like energy consumption, heat density, and cooling. Virtualizing data has proven effective on this front, so data centres that put a heavy emphasis on cloud-based services should become more and more common.

Of course, there's a certain amount of uncertainty when it comes to predicting the future of the data centre industry and where your company will fit into it, but investing in a data centre solution that puts an emphasis on hyperscalability seems to be a good bet. If you'd like to learn more about how Telx can help you scale your business, feel free to reach out to us. You can connect with us through the contact page of our site, or by Facebook or Twitter.

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