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Debunking the Top Data Center Myths

  • Debunking the Top Data Center Myths-

    Myth 1: Data centers are becoming obsolete thanks to the cloud.

    This myth keeps reemerging – that new technologies and the growth of the public cloud are reducing the need or demand for data centers. The reality is quite the opposite: The cloud lives in data centers. The amount of data being generated is growing at an insanely rapid pace from such trends as mobile computing, Big Data analytics, the Internet of Things, the industrial Internet…and the list goes on. All of this data requires data center space, regardless of whether it’s in the public cloud, a private cloud or a dedicated enterprise data center.

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Debunking the Top Data Center Myths

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    Myth 1: Data centers are becoming obsolete thanks to the cloud.

    This myth keeps reemerging – that new technologies and the growth of the public cloud are reducing the need or demand for data centers. The reality is quite the opposite: The cloud lives in data centers. The amount of data being generated is growing at an insanely rapid pace from such trends as mobile computing, Big Data analytics, the Internet of Things, the industrial Internet…and the list goes on. All of this data requires data center space, regardless of whether it’s in the public cloud, a private cloud or a dedicated enterprise data center.

Data centers provide the very foundation for our increasingly digitized world. Yet, misconceptions persist about data centers, from their role, to how they operate, to why they are located where they are, to what the future holds for them given the rapid pace of technology development. As one of the world’s largest data center providers, Digital Realty is debunking six of the most common myths to help set the record straight.