The world of technology is continuing to grow and innovate, as evidenced already in 2023. As it has done for decades gone by, the data centre industry will continue to play a key role in enabling organisations to benefit from tech innovations and future-proofing their IT infrastructures to get the most out of the data trends.  

Here are our top five data trend predictions that the data centre industry should watch out for in the remainder of 2023:

  1. Advances in AI and ML

Over the past decade, AI and ML technologies have been revolutionising the data centre industry, proving valuable in ensuring secure, efficient and sustainable data centre operations. This is accelerating in 2023, as customer demands for space, power, and sustainable practices increase. 

Data centre providers are likely to leverage AI and ML applications to:

  • Analyse energy and water consumption to better optimise data centre’s efficiency
  • Optimise cooling and airflow to reduce carbon emissions and energy usage 
  • Better plan resources like power, cooling and space, while maintaining constraints around humidity and temperature
  • Enhance cyber security with intelligent monitoring tools, enabling skilled cyber professionals to focus on the complex and sophisticated threats

You can learn more about how AI and ML will accelerate innovation by listening to our podcast

  1. Greener future

With increasing consumer and business demands for sustainable partnerships, data centres will show greater commitments towards reducing energy consumption to keep their competitive edge.

Amongst green initiatives, data centre operators will look at ways in which they can: 

  • Recycle waste heat by redeploying it to nearby communities, homes or businesses 
  • Use lower power servers
  • Invest in solutions to deliver air flow to hot and cold aisle containments more efficiently
  • Leverage AI/ML to improve power usage effectiveness (PUE) and water usage effectiveness (WUE)
  • Reduce energy consumption through solutions such as liquid cooling technologies

Read more about the sustainable future for data centres.

  1. Enhanced security

By 2025, global data creation is projected to grow to more than 180 zettabytes. By the same year, global cyber crime damage is predicted to hit $10.5 trillion annually. This means a greater need for data centres to enhance their cyber security measures and mitigate both digital and physical risks. 

Having stringent physical security measures in place, including physical access controls, CCTV and perimeter fencing, are crucial to prevent opportunistic attackers. 

  1. Stable supply chain

2022 was a turbulent year defined by many supply chain disruptions, which are set to continue in 2023. As such, organisations and data centres alike will be searching to develop greater agility and resilience to anticipate and respond to risks and opportunities faster. To do that, end-to-end visibility, access to real-time data and a connected infrastructure will be crucial.

  1. Growth of cloud computing 

There are many benefits and advantages of cloud computing for businesses, from cost efficiency and advanced security, to greater flexibility and scalability. To seize opportunities for growth and realise these benefits, organisations will continue to embrace hybrid IT environments, most likely with colocation and private cloud set-ups. By doing so, organisations will be able to adopt new technologies and be better equipped to withstand any future disruptions.

Telehouse supports your 2023 goals

At Telehouse, we’re committed to supporting your growth plans and sustainability initiatives. We provide reliable and secure colocation services, enabling organisations to accelerate their speed-to-market and create new business opportunities in 2023 and beyond.

If you’d like to learn more about 2023 trends in the data centre industry, listen to our ‘Making Connections’ podcast episode on that very subject and get in touch to discuss your unique requirements. 

Listen to our 2023 trends podcast