You’ve probably heard the factoid that your typical smartphone has more computing power than what it took to land Apollo 11 on the moon and you were probably amazed the first time you heard it. Yes, we’ll admit: smartphones are one of the most amazing pieces of technology of our generation.
Except maybe data centers, of course. Because no matter how fast our handheld technology becomes, all of their data still runs through data centers somewhere in the world.
That being said, as this illuminating article from Wired.com points out, data centers will continue to need more computing power to support that massive cloud that keeps those smartphones connected to the world wide web.
One of the biggest takeaways from the article is that the technology in data centers will have to get smaller and smaller to create more power, using the same technology as our phones, like flash memory and smaller central processing units. Indeed, this is a trend that’s already taking place now, with some companies favoring virtual systems to physical storage. The smaller footprint with less need to worry about cooling is certainly a boon.
Another big takeaway from Wired’s article is that the cloud has leveled the playing field for startup companies. The ability to build a virtual, cloud-based data sharing network for a fraction of what it used to cost means that new companies can be competitive, even without their own giant data center.
We at Telx have been on board with this philosophy for some time. Our cloud and connectivity services are specifically designed to be ultra-scalable. In addition to our carrier-neutral data centers, our interconnection allows us to help you, whatever your business needs may be.
No matter how big you are, and no matter how small or big the data center of the future gets, a data center solution like Telx is an enormous value-add and a great way for you to keep up with the rapidly-evolving technology world today.