The Unimaginable Future: Data Center Leaders Grapple With Growth

Originally posted on Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – If you’ve been to data center conferences, you’re probably used to seeing tech executives project big growth, just around the corner, visualized in PowerPoint slides with lines moving up and to the right.

There was a different reality at last week’s DCD Webscale conference: All that growth isn’t coming anymore. It’s here.

In a series of presentations and discussions, some of the most optimistic industry thought leaders expressed amazement at the recent pace of data center growth, and urged colleagues to prepare for an acceleration in demand with the emergence of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality and connected cars.

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