There have been various challenges that the IT Industry has faced in the recent years, Data Centers in particular. Many Data Centers now choose Sustainability as their go-to business model, as there is a rise in storage applications and R&D support. The world is turning its gears towards automated data on-board softwares and AI, Machine Learning usage in the data centres. This only makes the prediction of cloud connectivity true.
In the coming years, Digital Connectivity is going to be the new success strategy for Data Centers.
2023 is going to be one of the major markers for this technological shift towards cloud-based enterprising, as more and more businesses are moving towards complete or hybrid cloud-based architectures. Strong, Scalable and Sustainable Data Center Industry is right around the corner!
Predictions in the Sustainability Inclusions of Data Centers in 2023
A technological renovation is underway for Data Centers, with developments around the primary problems associated with this industry, like storage issues, heat generation, water allocation in cooling systems etc. Let us first learn about the various tech innovations that are going to shape this industry for good and on track with Sustainable DEvelopment.
MULTI-CLOUD DATA STORAGE STRATEGY
All around the world, users are increasingly getting hooked to thor devices upon their favoured applications & digital pathways. It is estimated that end-users will invest up to 88% of their time online. The more the allocation of user-time, the more the data burden to be stored– more servers and low-latency connection options will be required. This will intensify the distribution of services which would mean multi-cloud networks will be stacked with single-tasks within the collective whole. To be able to access both public and private benefits, most data centres will now move towards a more hybrid system of cloud deployment. Public servers have immense computational power and private clouds have more in-built security and authority options.
2023 is predicted to be a milestone year for Data Center Cloud Computing Conversion.
THE AGE OF MACHINE LEARNING
With the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT), the operations of the IT-industry are going to change drastically. With machine learning based newer AI application launches (like Chat GPT, Dall-E, Lensa AI etc.), the business world is already warming up to cloud-based operations, plus AI algorithms work best with large data sets (Like Chat GPT has access to ‘some’, from the many-many Google Datasets.
AI is going to revolutionise infrastructure automation and initiations of the multi-cloud AI ecosystem, in the Data Center Industry.
DATA CENTRES ARE GOING TO BECOME WATER POSITIVE
Heat generation is one of the major banes in the Data Center Industry and for many years now, the R&D is directed towards correcting these major issues. With exponential expanse of data-storage needs and requisites, the enterprises are forced to tackle this trouble at an alarming rate. In many companies, now water is recycled and reused for cooling mechanisms. The newer cloud based innovations claim to be more water positive and companies are now diligently producing Disclosures.
Read Google’s Disclosure on Water Usage here!
Read about the Importance of Sustainability in Data Centers here.
This brings us to our last and one of the most important trends of the Data Center Industry
DATA CENTER AND SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNTING
As you can conclude from the above pointers, Data Centers widely come under the purview of ESG Parameters owing to their massive heat generation, water usage and data compliance operational attributes. Now, to be able to optimise the process of business development upon the foundations of Sustainability, it is important that Businesses have Disclosures and Proofs. This method is called Sustainability Accounting.
By incorporating a single feature in your Business Development Model, you are ensuring a fortification of your company from any sort of ESG Compliance turbulence. There is a heavy scrutiny on this Industry and therefore it is prudent to keep a regular track of your Carbon Emissions and other ESG acquisitions and resource allocation.
This will also help you develop a strong brand reputation and erratically develop business strategies by identifying hotspots of immediate attention which will further lower down your emissions intensity and also make you a leader in Sustainable Development. Learn more about Sustainability Accounting and its relevance in 2023 here!