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DATA CENTRE PREDICTIONS

DATA CENTRE SURVEY SHOWS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH , INVESTMENT AT THE EDGE OF THE NETWORK

Vertiv surveyed 156 industry professionals with insight into their company ’ s Edge Computing plans . The survey sees the Edge component of total compute growing by 29 % while also revealing that sustainability is playing a major role in new and planned Edge deployments .

Significant , industry-wide investment in Edge Computing will change the profile of the data centre ecosystem over the next four years , increasing the Edge component of total compute by 29 % over that time , from 21 % of total compute to 27 % in 2026 . The magnitude of the industry ’ s ongoing shift to the Edge is among the notable findings from a new global survey of data centre industry professionals from Vertiv , a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions .

About a third ( 34 %) of those surveyed are either planning or in the midst of significant Edge deployments . A quarter already have deployed new , purposebuilt Edge sites and 41 % are operating legacy Edge sites . All the activity at the Edge is striking , but survey participants also anticipate a 150 % increase in core sites and increased activity in the cloud . According to the survey , the percentage of IT resources deployed in the public cloud is expected to grow from 19 % currently to 25 % by 2026 . The demand for computing resources is skyrocketing across today ’ s networks . www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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