DCF Show: 8 Key Data Center Industry Themes for 2024, Part 1

Jan. 3, 2024
This month on the podcast, we read down Rich Miller's annual data center industry trends forecast. Today's read examines the AI boom's attendant data center space crunch, and finds the industry rethinking power on every level.

Data Center Frontier's founder and Editor at Large Rich Miller has delivered his annual article containing his top data center industry forecasts, predictions and insights for the year ahead. 

Of chief concern is how the AI boom will ripple through the digital infrastructure sector in 2024, impacting the availability of data center space, the supply chain, and factors of pricing, cooling, power and design.

Since our industry coverage at DCF throughout the year will frequently refer back to this forecast, we've decided to enumerate all eight themes throughout several podcast episodes this month. 

For this episode, we read down the article's first two themes:

1. The AI Boom Creates a Data Center Space Crunch
2. Rethinking Power on Every Level 

"Artificial intelligence is hot," writes Miller. "So hot that the AI boom is creating a resource-constrained world, driving stupendous demand for GPUs, data centers and AI expertise. All three are likely to be in short supply, but none so much as wholesale data center space. This is the trend that dominates our annual forecast."

Read the full forecast: The Eight Themes That Will Shape the Data Center Industry in 2024

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About the Author

Matt Vincent

A B2B technology journalist and editor with more than two decades of experience, Matt Vincent is Editor in Chief of Data Center Frontier.

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