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.