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Hyperscale: The Thing of the Future

June 24, 2014  |  Written by Chris Downie, Chief Executive Officer

Here at Telx, we’re always wondering about what the future holds for data centers. If your company outsources its data centers and/or makes use of Big Data, you’re probably wondering what the future holds, too.

One of the data center trends of the future? Hyperscalabilty.

According to a recent survey of more than 800 industry executives in regards to future trends, the data centers of 2025 will be nimble, scalable resources that will change to meet the demands of the businesses that lease them. This is hardly a surprise. After all, as your company grows, you’ll need a data center solution that can keep up with you. And, as of 2013, with 90% of the world’s data having been generated in the last two years, data centers of the future will have to be adaptable.

Another important trend is toward bigger data centers that specialize in a narrow function—perhaps only storing data for one industry and nothing else, for example—and have some geographic importance to their specialties and markets.

Telx is poised to do well in regards to both of these trends. The entire nature of our interconnection services is based around flexibility and scalability, and our carrier-neutral data centers are located in 14 markets across the country, so we have a data center that works for you no matter where you are.

Another important takeaway from the survey is the importance of energy efficiency. Bigger data centers bring big challenges when it comes to issues like energy consumption, heat density, and cooling. Virtualizing data has proven effective on this front, so data centers that put a heavy emphasis on cloud-based services should become more and more common.

Of course, there’s a certain amount of uncertainty when it comes to predicting the future of the data center industry and where your company will fit into it, but investing in a data center solution that puts an emphasis on hyperscalability seems to be a good bet. If you’d like to learn more about how Telx can help you scale your business, feel free to reach out to us. You can connect with us through the contact page of our site, or by Facebook or Twitter.

Chris Downie

Chris Downie

Chief Executive Officer

Chris has over 24 years of experience in the finance and communications industries. From June 2007 to August 2013 Chris served as President and CFO of Telx. Prior to Telx, Chris was responsible as CFO, COO and ultimately Principal Executive Officer for leading the finance, operating and corporate strategy for Motient Corporation, a leading satellite services company developing expansive communications platforms in North America. Before Motient, he served in varying financial and operational consulting capacities for communications client as part of Communications Technology Advisors (CTA). Before CTA, he was a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for a competitive telecommunications company, BroadStreet Communications. Prior to his operational roles, Chris spent 10 years in investment banking executing corporate finance transactions in the communications sector at Daniels & Associates, LP and Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. He holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Dartmouth College.