Intelligent Data Centres Issue 39 | Page 22

Powered by AI , hyperscalers are quickly defining the future of IT infrastructure .
the hyperscale data centre market size will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.93 % in the forecast period of 2021 to 2028 .
According to Vimal Kaw from NTT in Mumbai , some of the key enablers and drivers which are powering the massive growth of hyperscale data centres today include :
The need to scale quickly : In the current times of increased digital demand , hyperscale data centres give organisations the ability to quickly expand or contract . Hyperscale data centres can scale both horizontally and vertically . Horizontal scaling refers to adding more servers in the network ,
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while vertical scaling refers to adding more CPU or RAM . Hyperscale data centres are custom built and can manage specific high-volume workloads such as genome processing or cancer research . Hyperscale data centres also have distinct characteristics that are different from their traditional counterparts .
The need for resilience : Given the increased dependence on digital , no organisation can afford a single moment of downtime . Hyperscale data centres are built by design to avoid any failure at any given node or server . For example , in case a server fails , the application or workload can be moved from one server to another server , without downtime . Due to the modularity , data centre operators can replace individual physical components , rather than the traditional approach of replacing the entire server , which not only increases costs , but also increases the downtime . This approach also gives extreme flexibility in scaling at the physical level , as components can be added modularly .
The need for saving energy : Hyperscale data centres are setting high performance standards of energy efficiencies . From using the latest technologies such as liquid cooling to using AI for optimising energy usage , hyperscale data centres are setting the performance benchmarks for the future .
The need for more automation : Today , more than ever , IT operations teams are being asked to manage complex IT infrastructure . This , when coupled with rising volumes of data , makes the task of IT teams more difficult to manage today ’ s dynamic , constantly changing IT environments . Automation is clearly the need of the hour and automation enabled
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