Cloud data centers saw exponential growth in demand in 2020. Here is a brief look at some of the upgrades leading this boom for DCs in 2021.
Cloud data centers saw exponential growth in demand in the year 2020. The primary reasons behind this demand are the increasing need for remote working infrastructures and the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even with the demand for cloud data centers rising, enterprises are not without concerns. The sudden shift to remote working protocols has led to many companies facing issues with power systems, service and maintenance, and scalability. As a result and to combat these issues, a significant percentage of data center professionals consider various system upgrades for the near future. Here is a brief look at some of these upgrades leading the boom in 2021, prominent of them being power systems.
Power System Upgrades for Cloud Data Centers
It is no secret that cloud data centers require a lot of power to function. While it is a good thing that most data centers and colocation facilities recognize the need to have sustainable practices in place in terms of power procurement and consumption, there is still a need to upgrade such systems to the best of standards.
Many companies see the move to direct current (DC) architectures as one strategy which can improve overall power distribution efficiency and reliability. Moreover, upgrading power systems in cloud data centers also enable rapid data scaling to meet rising demands and work as a catalyst to energize digital transformation for enterprises.
Security & Maintenance Upgrades
Upgrades in the power distribution systems will definitely have an impact on security features for cloud data centers. These improvements include enhanced arc safety, ease of maintenance, and opportunities to utilize remote operating equipment effectively. Many cloud data centers are also looking into upgrades on their fire detection and suppression systems. This step, if done right, can replace extensive water usage in data centers with alternate solutions.
Automation and Advanced Monitoring
Cloud data centers have realized the power of implementing automation tools in improving efficiency and reducing human interference risks for the machines. Automated sensors and controls can handle various needs from temperature controls to cooling and management, making the hardware environment idea in its functions.
Another wave of upgrades can be seen in monitoring systems. Archaic monitoring protocols will only hamper the smooth functioning of modern cloud data centers. Advanced monitoring mechanisms available now combine hardware and software tools with communication elements to form an integrated system complementing the data center's overall efficiency.
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