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ICT Today May_June 19

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22 I ICT TODAY Is the Cloud or Fog Rolling In? Keeping Up with the Ever-Changing Patterns in Data Centers (includes 002 standard updates) Another "year" and new forecasts abound for the data center market. When not automatically popping up everywhere, these forecasts can be found with a simple keyword search, resulting in an abundance of diverse numbers and projections. They tell a similar story; the five to ten year forecast on the data center market is all sunshine, with compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) ranging from 6 to 9 percent. Much like the weather in certain areas, to understand where the data center market is headed all one needs to know are the past trends. Since the introduction of the smartphone just 10 years ago, the need and consumption of data has significantly grown year-over-year, leading to a similar growth in the infrastructure to store and serve it. Looking deeper, there have been changes in data center efficiencies and the longer-term patterns of who manages that data and where it is stored. By Jeff Silveira, CAE, RITP As the data center is to the cloud, edge computing is to the fog.

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