Intelligent Data Centres Issue 47 - Page 17

DATA CENTRE PREDICTIONS

EATON EXPERT OFFERS HIS DATA CENTRE OUTLOOK FOR 2023

As we turn our attention to a new year , there are a plethora of trends that are set to take place across the industry . Here , Ciaran Forde , Data Centre Segment Leader , Eaton , offers his predictions for the data centre sector in 2023 , focusing particularly on the current challenges stemming from the geopolitical difficulties we now face .

To say that 2022 has been a disruptive year is an understatement . Much of last year ’ s outlook for the data centre sector was concerned with balancing the growth in digitalisation with more sustainable practices . But we had no way of knowing about the impact the ongoing massive disruption to the geopolitical landscape would have – not least that we ’ d be facing a severe energy crisis .

The current situation brings a sharper focus on the importance of addressing the issues raised last year , as well as highlighting new challenges . It ’ s not all doom and gloom , though – ongoing digitalisation , for example , represents new opportunities for the sector .
Here , then , are some of the developments – for good or ill – that we can expect to see in the data centre sector during 2023 and beyond . www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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