Data Driven: Emerging Tech Spurs Demand for Large-Scale Data Storage

Aug. 3, 2018
Demand for data center services is being fed by streams of data from a wide variety of emerging technologies. In our Data Driven series, Data Center Frontier is examining emerging technologies that are generating large volumes of data, and how their growth will impact data centers.

Demand for data center services is being fed by streams of data from a wide variety of emerging technologies. The Internet of Things. Artificial Intelligence. Virtual reality. Video and apps. Data is the lifeblood of the new economy, and almost every individual and business is creating and consuming more data, not less.

This shift has just begun, and it is changing the data center business, which is responsible for the storage and processing of all this data. In our Data Driven series, Data Center Frontier is examining emerging technologies that are generating large volumes of data, and how their growth will impact demand for data center space.

Read on to catch up on the “data-driven future,” and discover what’s next for data centers and the colocation industry.

The Internet of Things And Our Data-Driven Future: The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are changing modern life. Here we examine the volume of data generated by the IoT and how it will impact demand for data centers.  

Online Video is Everywhere, and Filling Up Data Centers: Video content is increasingly delivered over the Internet or other online service, and stored in data centers. Video data is just one of the many data streams filling cloud data centers. Here’s a look at what lies ahead.

How AI Will Inhabit Our Data-Driven Future: AI is being deployed in everything from manufacturing to medicine. AI will likely boost demand for cloud and data center services, as companies provision storage and computing power to analyze that data.

A new generation of smartphone apps for new parents provide detailed data and analysis on a baby’s feeding, sleeping and activity. (Photo: Bill Kleyman)

Virtual Reality May Test Our Digital Infrastructure: Virtual reality content may need up to 20 times more storage space than today’s high-definition video. Will your data center be ready? Here’s a look at how VR may test our digital infrastructure.

Managing Privacy in a Data-Driven World: We’ll soon become a persistently connected society. Bill Kleyman examines how companies can meet their responsibilities for handling of personal data amid the explosion of data creation and storage.

The Cloud-Powered Parent: Raising A Baby, One App At A Time: New parents are leveraging apps and data analysis to provide insights on their baby. New dad Bill Kleyman looks at the power of data for groggy parents, and how to secure it.

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