Are data centers going away? Recent survey data indicates that cloud will push traditional enterprise data centers into extinction. However, extinction events are rarely that simple. The network specialist Aryaka recently sponsored a survey of 1,600 IT professionals.
How long does a data center last? Data centers normally have a much shorter lifespan than humans. The buildings are typically on 25 year leases or less. “A hyperscale facility could last 15 to 20 years,” says Howe.
Can a data center be a cloud? A cloud Data Center is significantly different from a traditional Data Center; there is nothing similar between these two computing systems other than the fact that they both store data. A cloud Data Center is not physically located in a particular organization’s office – it’s all online!
Where are the cloud data centers? The Asia & Pacific region is home to the most cloud data centers (95). The United States and Canada region is not far behind (79). Together these regions account for 72 percent of the world’s cloud data centers, with Europe housing 24 percent and Latin America just 4 percent.