It looks like 2019 is going to be a breakthrough year for many technologies and developments which will impact the world of data centers. Here is what you need to know.  

Technologies are continuously evolving and the world of data centers is expected to go through some major changes in the coming years. As far as 2019 is concerned, we expect specific tech trends to have a strong impact.  

Machine learning becoming more accessible 

Machine learning is already changing the way a lot of applications work. Yet, as the world is still trying to figure out the right ways to use it, in 2019 we will notice these algorithms bringing changes in our sector. These changes will mainly allow applications to work differently and hopefully, more effectively.  

Big Data will become the new “normal” 

As big data platforms mature, in 2019 we will see these platforms gaining a lot of market traction and hopefully offering businesses reach insights for optimal decision making. This development will trigger significantly larger need for data centers and better management and security. 

Blockchain in the enterprise world 

We expect 2019 to be the year when blockchain will stop being a hype and it will mature enough to become an actionable technology for market-driven solutions.  

New, decentralized registries will gradually become more common for multiple use cases in the real economy.  

Cybersecurity: A year full of surprises 

As new technologies kick-in, in 2019, the number of cyber-attacks is expected to grow significantly. Companies using on-premised owned data centers have to increase the security budget, especially towards applications and technologies which will enable them to be proactive. Vulnerability will be a major issue for the enterprise world and data centers have to leverage multiple layers of security to maintain uninterrupted operations.  

Outsourcing to a data center services provider is of course a viable solution for peace of mind.  

The year of the cloud 

2019 will be the year of the cloudas the service will be fully commoditized, even for very small businesses who have been trying to avoid it until now. This new normal will obviously also impact costs for access to cloud infrastructure 

Of course, it is the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality which will also empower products and services, bringing in a new reality for data centers.  

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