Data Centers Are Shrinking But Not Going Away
Networkworld, May 5th, 2020
May 17, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 2

Companies are putting more compute into less data-center space and shifting some workloads away from the cloud

"The cloud will not kill the data center, but it will transform it," opines Andy Patrizio in Networkworld. "That's one of the takeaways from the 2020 State of the Data Center report from AFCOM, the industry association for data center professionals.

In the near term, construction will slow way down, which aligns with what IDC analyst Rick Villars told me about data center construction slowing after a big buildout. More than 60% of respondents to the AFCOM report said they have no plans to build a new facility in the next 12 months, although 53% said they'll have at least one data center in the works over the next 36 months..."

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