In a newly published article for Ping! Zine, an online industry magazine that covers news and thought-leadership on all things IT and cloud management, Hostway|HOSTING President and CEO Emil Sayegh shared perspectives on the current state and outlook for the data center industry. While Gartner recently made the bold claim that the data center is dead, Shifting to the Sky: Where Do Cloud Trends Leave Traditional Data Centers? dives deeper to see what is driving the decline of data center use and, more importantly, if enterprise companies should consider jumping ship as a result.
Reflecting on the current IT environment and its rapid expansion, Emil gives insight on topics affecting the viability of the data center, including:
- Growing energy usage and costs
- Mounting demands of modern technology
- The resolutions—or lack thereof—provided by alternative options
- Whether or not achieving balance is possible