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Undoubtedly, data centers — the facilities that house the IT infrastructure for storing and managing the data associated with an organization’s products and services — are pivotal to the digital transformation wave currently sweeping across enterprises. The data centers of the past were mostly on-premises, located in a physical place. Today, however, many organizations are shifting to the cloud, with Gartner estimating that 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers by 2025.
Nonetheless, the research firm also admits that “not everything is moving to the cloud,” with some organizations preferring to use a mix of traditional data centers and the more modern hyperscale data centers run by popular cloud services providers like Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
But whether on-premises or in the cloud, today’s data centers are rife with challenges — including high management costs, high latency, carbon emissions that are making a huge environmental impact, and speed and memory allocation issues.
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