6 major directions which shall mark the Data Center evolution

by dcf |Apr 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 6 major directions which shall mark the Data Center evolution | News

How will you future Data Centers look like? Specialists say that until the end of the decade, we shall assist a major architecture and physical infrastructure change, as a response to the increased scalability requirements, availability and reduction of operating costs. The final result shall be a new entity, both in shape and functionalities, incorporating mature technologies considered innovative today.

Because “the future is now”, let’s analyze together the tendencies of 2017 on the DataCenter market.

  • The container and modular type data center markets shall increase by over 80% in the following four years, reached a value of EUR 20.6 billion (according to TechNavio). The development of modular architectures shall be accelerated by the need to simplify the integration and upgrade processes as a response to the increased scalability requirements of the Data Centers. As a corollary, specialists estimate that the request evolution shall also influence the evolution of technology vendors, which shall no longer limit only to delivery of products and solutions, but shall provide more complex advisory and design services, as well as customized solutions for infrastructure pre-fabricated products.
  • As ascending evolution shall also register the Micro Data Centers market, reaching a value of approximately EUR 6 billion in 2020, the annual increase rhythm being estimated to approximately 30%. Specialists estimate that the Micro Data Centers and Mobile Data Centers represent the optimum solution for companies developing large Internet of Things, generating large data volumes which need to be correlated, stored and quickly analyzed. Among the important arguments of Mobile Data Centers is the short time for starting the operation (half of the one necessary for a classic Data Center) and the possibility to reach a PUE value under 1.2.
  • The cooling solutions market shall evolve from the value of EUR 5.6 billion, which was last year, to over 9 billion in 2021, being considered the main drive of increase for the mechanical elements segment of Data Centers. Analysts estimate that the pressure put by the priority of improving the energetic efficiency, shall force the Data Centers to give up the traditional approach, developed on the formula “maximum cooling”, for more developed ones, already on the market, focused on the use of temperature controllers and electro-mechanical cooling equipment with variable frequency/speed. The market evolution indicates the extended adoption of adiabatic and evaporating cooling solutions, “waterless” cooling systems and CRAC modern units using “precision cooling” type technologies.
  • The DCIM solution use shall also be accelerated, the market registering an increase rhythm of over 21% until 2024, when estimated to reach the value of EUR 2.6 billion. According to Gartner (“2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools”), any average Data Center operator must analyze the opportunity to implement a DCIM solution even if it desires to support operating cost optimization projects or estimates important infrastructure changes. DCIM implementation is encouraged by an increase of the Data Center Complexity level, but also by the imperatives of providing a high resilience level, availability and communication, remote alert and communication. During the last years, the DCIM solutions started to be intensively used by collocation service providers, as a control instrument of costs they have with the clients, but also as a capable solution to provide remote visibility to employers on hosted equipment.
  • Physical security solutions have a high demand, mainly fueled by the acceleration of the migration phenomena towards the collocation centers, but also by adopting Mobile Data Centers. The division of the physical infrastructure with other employers increases the risk degree of a security breach, reason for which several collocation service providers upgraded their physical security infrastructure with video-surveillance services, for access control and biometric identification, perimeter protection systems and re-made the design of the control centers. Markets and Markets Estimates indicate an annual increase rhythm of approximately 15% until 2020 for this market field which shall reach a value of EUR 1.1 billion in three years.
  • The electro-supply solutions for Date Centers shall evolve by +10% until 2021, when this market shall reach a value of approximately EUR 20 billion. The UPS solutions shall register an increase rhythm of 8.7%, the amount estimated for four years being EUR 5.7 billion. A secondary phenomena signaled in this market field is the occurrence of viable alternatives to VRLA batteries, by developing the Lithium-Ion battery offer, which started to develop in Data Centers, with a higher autonomy, a lower physical print, a much higher number of discharge cycles and a much more generous operating temperature interval.

A great part of the tendencies listed above are already applied in products and solutions which shall be seen on display at the event DataCenter Forum 2017. If you wish to find out the benefits of the new technologies and how you can use them to increase efficiency, scalability and availability of Data Centers you operate, attend the most relevant event of the local technology market on May 11th, for Data Centers.

Free entrance, based on the registration on www.datacenter-forum.ro

You want to understand what solutions increase the efficiency of your data center? Don’t miss the Data Center Forum 2017!

by dcf |Apr 3, 2017 | Comments Off on You want to understand what solutions increase the efficiency of your data center? Don’t miss the Data Center Forum 2017! | News

“Bigger! Better! Faster!” is the basic formula for establishing the company requirements for the IT service providers, internal or external. In case of data centers, the “mantra” is translated by: more processing power, more storage, more band width. All without affecting availability and security levels. And, especially, without affecting the energetic efficiency.

These are perfectly legist expectations. But their compliance increases the loading level of the data centers infrastructure, management consumption and costs. And as predictive an IT architect might be and as many extra-provisioning measures he might take, the development potential of a Data Center is still limited.

Functional but efficient

During the last years, numerous centers with rigid infrastructures and low energetic efficiency reached the limit of physical extension and can no longer keep up to changes and new requirements of business processes. There are tens of such over-crowded Data Centers with electrical energy distribution centers and patch-panels which no longer keep up with the increase of energetic density and and cooling needs, with limited connectivity capacities and low efficiency security solutions.

But which continue to operate. Because the organizations owning and operating them fail to drop them because they consistently invested in them and are not ready to change the operating model. Or because they operate “legacy” models which conversion is difficult, expensive – especially! – risky and have security and conformity requirements  limiting the possibility to migrate data and application in the Cloud. And especially because less companies afford to erase everything and rebuild a data center from scratch. Most of them consistently adapt to change.

Chance for survival

Even though it seems contradictive in the context of general adoption of Cloud, there is a “hope” also for companies which don’t want or cannot give up their own Data Centers. Technology constantly develops new, innovating solutions.

Gartner specialists, for example, recommend to organizations willing to amend centers’ energetic efficiency to invest mainly in developing immediate requirements. To focus on improving performance and on strategies of incrementing development, to monitor the energetic consumption and operational efficiency, to select and implement technologies, products and services providing an increased agility and to improve the availability level and physical and information security. These are pertinent recommendations, entailing either advanced internal competencies, or the services of system integrators in the Data Center area, with specialists and best practices checked in practice.

Physical limitation aren’t surmountable either. They can be solved, for example, through collocation service providers, which are the main increase vector on the data centers building market (+22% per year). Or by quick extensions – in less than half of the time necessary for a center to become operational – using micro-Data Center architectures or container data centers, with modular infrastructures, prefabricated (another market segment increased annually by 20%).

To value such opportunities it needs for the decision to be made with full knowledge, not only to understand the benefits, but also the challenges of a new technology.

Stay in touch with the industry innovations!

Data Center Forum 2017 provides viable responses to this challenge set, the expo-conference being one of the reference events of data centers industry from Romania. The event organized by Tema Energy, the local market leader for key-Data Centers design and performance, reunites the most important providers of electro-supply, ventilation, power back-up, security and communication solutions on the local market, the newest products being operated in the special display area of Crowne Plaza.

The event organized by Tema Energy ensures the possibility to relate to suppliers and integrators of systems for finding out directly how correct they can respond to promoted solutions and needs.

For the first time on the local market, Data Center Forum 2017 shall also include a workshop themed “Operation Management Best Practices”, run by Uptime Institute USA, the largest global certification organization  for data centers and specialists in this field.

Register at http://messway.ro/wp49 to benefit from attending the event developed on May 11th, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bucharest.

We are expecting you on May 11th, at Data Center Forum 2017

by dcf |Apr 3, 2017 | Comments Off on We are expecting you on May 11th, at Data Center Forum 2017 | News

For best information solutions and direct contact with equipment and solutions, Tema Energy will organize a one day event, exclusively dedicated to professionals and technologies from the data center field. Therefore, you are expected at Data Center Forum, on May 11th at Crowne Plaza Bucharest. Stay connected to the event through the associated site www.datacenter-forum.ro.

Data Center Forum 2017 reunites 13 of the most relevant providers in the field, also partners of Tema Energy, exhibiting technologies dedicated to data centers on a surface of 550 sqm and shall debate the tendencies in this field during 15 presentation workshops. Uptime Institute, the organization which has globally defined the well-known Tier certification system, shall run, for the first time in Bucharest, the workshop „Data Center Management & Operations Best Practice“. Among the companies presenting during Data Center Forum 2017 shall be: Vertiv, Riello, APC by Schneider, Nexans, Caterpillar, Rittal, Uptime Institute USA, Hoppecke, Leoch, Pyralis, Toshiba, Carrier, Helinicksi Uniline.

We estimate that the local market for Data Centers, fix and mobile, is constantly developing, as surface, especially that the used technologies and operators need performance and efficiency. The Data Center Forum objective is to create a better connection between the employers and providers and to analyze the global tendencies from a practical perspective. This is the reason for which Uptime Institute decided to attend Data Center Forum 2017 with a workshop dedicated to good practices in the management and operation field. We propose to bring on the market a unique event, both by approach and technological diversity.

The Data Center Forum has solutions for all operational field of a Date Center, availability for operators and for the companies willing to manage their own infrastructure. You will be able to evaluate climate solutions, electro-supply (UPSs, batteries, generators), fire detection and extinguishing, security, communication and networking, IT equipment, monitoring and maintenance etc. In addition, Tema Energy shall display a mobile Data Center model, developed on an already used concept, by several Romanian private companies and public institutions.

Data Center Forum 2017 shall take place on May 11th, at Crowne Plaza Bucharest. Free entrance, based on invitation or registration on the website www.datacenter-forum.ro.

 

Thank you,

Mihai Manole