Julius Neudorfer shares his predictions for 2014 on data centers, the cloud, smartphones and more on the Mission Critical Magazine blog. Here’s a snippet from the article:
“…What is even more interesting is that data centers in more and more cases are no longer really “data” centers. Netflix (which does not have its own data centers and uses Amazon), as well as other on-demand streaming or downloadable media services that store digital bits and bytes (really gigabytes, terabytes, and petabytes on a scale never previously seen), is not what we normally think of as “data.” However, conversely (perhaps even perversely), the byproduct of our viewing, listening, and especially our social, searching, and shopping patterns, have become “big data.” Moreover, the related analytics peering into our collective (and individual) psyche have become key elements in virtually all majors businesses marketing plans.
So what is the roadmap for the data center and IT roadmap going forward as we are driven to meet the challenge of trying to satisfy this exponentially growing, self-feeding demand for ever-higher performance IT hardware and virtually “unlimited” network bandwidth to support the content delivery to “all things internet” and mobile-based everything?”