Intelligent Data Centres Issue 35 - Page 17

DATA CENTRE PREDICTIONS

PREDICTIONS FOR 2022 : DIGITISING THE DESIGN AND BUILD OF DATA CENTRES

The future remains uncertain as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate business operations far and wide , however , data centre leaders are attempting to prepare their operations for a new year . Steven Carlini , Vice President , Innovation and Data Centre , Schneider Electric , discusses in detail some of the trends he expects to develop across the data centre space over the next 12 months .

Data centres have become the very heart of the digital economy and critical to our ever more digitised way of life . As we adapt to a new and hybrid world , greater innovation will be necessary to help overcome many of the remaining challenges , including the need for increased sustainability , more efficient use of energy and for our industry to meet accelerated demands for capacity . Let ’ s take a closer look at five trends that are influencing the direction of data centres .

Digital design tools speed development
I expect to see greater innovation in the digitisation of data centre design and build . One of the top challenges customers are experiencing is the need to meet demands for new data centre capacity . To help address this challenge , new software tools are emerging that speed up the design and construction of data centres . Schneider Electric ’ s partner , www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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