The age of data centres

Zoom in on the zettabyte era

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Can the real estate sector keep up with the growing demand for data?

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An evolution that was expected to take years occurred in the blink of an eye in 2020, as people embraced digital solutions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Surging internet usage and smartphone adoption, rampant social media, e-gaming and video streaming, together with an uptick of next generation big data, smart cities and Internet of Things applications in buildings, are fuelling demand for data centre capacity across the world.

With data consumption peaking at 59 zettabytes in 2020 and forecasted to grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, can we keep up with that demand as we enter a hypertech world?

  • Are data centres evolving into an attractive asset class for investors?
  • Is hyperscale the way forward compared to colocation?
  • Can we achieve net zero emission data centres in the ongoing push for sustainability?
  • What technology is used most prominently in the management of data centres?
  • How important is security and reliability against profitability?

Read on to find out more.