The world’s appetite for data – and with it the demand for centres which house the infrastructure to process it – has increased exponentially in recent years, and shows every sign of accelerating even further. Drivers such as Industry 4.0, business migration to the cloud, the rise of 5G and the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things mean data will play a growing role in all our lives.
That growth will be compounded by the rise of Artificial Intelligence, the development of autonomous vehicles, and other technologies which are currently only in their infancy. Meanwhile our increasing reliance on technology, streaming and home working prompted by the Covid-19 epidemic likewise means data, and hence data centres, will continue to be vital for our lives in the future.
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