As demand for data connectivity rises during COVID-19, data centres have been identified as 'essential infrastructure'. What can we learn from this moment?
Data centres have always been mission critical infrastructure – the beating heart that enables our interconnected, digital world to function. Now that they are the essential infrastructure of our increasingly digital ecosystem, how do we ensure they are fit for the future?
Data centres are the places where the ‘cloud’ meets the ‘ground’ – storing the increasing amount of zettabytes of data that enable us to stay connected, informed and entertained across every facet of our lives.
Particularly during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and the move to increased remote working, they are the new ‘essential infrastructure’ for our digital world.
With our increasing use of digital devices, from iPhones and laptops to autonomous vehicles and smart building technology, we depend heavily on the reliability of our digital services. In fact, there is an expectation that they will always be available, no matter the circumstances. Data centres are essential infrastructure enabling us to stay connected.