Will cloud replace data center? The view that the cloud will absorb the network arises from the presumption that the cloud will absorb the data center. In this cloud-centric vision of the future, every site would be connected to the cloud and each other using the internet, just as homes, small businesses, and smaller SD-WAN sites are already.
What is the future of data centers? A Look Into the Future of Data Centers
As information and data multiply, in-house, local data storage centers will struggle to stay afloat with increased storage requirements and capabilities for data management. The expansion of remote work amidst COVID-19 has led many companies to adopt a hybrid cloud approach.
How long do data centers 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.
What can replace data centers? Cloud computing will virtually replace traditional data centers within three years. Cloud data center traffic will represent 95 percent of total data center traffic by 2021, says Cisco.