We're going to see an explosion in data production and transfer from edge applications and IOT that rivals what we see now in data usage.
  
And this will only mean one thing. The data center owners will have to scale their IT infrastructures faster than ever, to meet a large range of requirements and achieve peak performance at the network edge, wherever that might be.
  
But tailoring a data center to various conditions is no easy task. Does it have to be that way? No. Take a look at how we, at Vertiv, identified the sub-systems that can be brought to normalization within a data center.

2019 Trends: Pursuing Normalization

  

Vertiv experts have once again revealed the top trends we forecast will shape the data center landscape. In this video, learn more about the key trend of pursuing normalization.

Can we standardize in data center design?

  

In today's fast-paced world, when it comes to scaling a data center, owners and operators need to look at common sets of characteristics in their installations. These characteristics will allow vendors to align on standard platforms that can be sourced globally and adapted locally to customers’ unique business requirements.
  

But what should those sets comprise?
  

Power Architecture
When scaling a data center at a global level, whether we’re talking about hyperscale data centers or edge installations, constant availability is not optional. That is why your power systems must be versatile and perform at the same time.
  

Thermal Management
For all your systems to run at peak performance, they’re going to need optimal temperatures and humidity. We know that having an integrated thermal management solution that is easily scalable and extremely versatile is design. But that didn't stop us.
  

Containment
The old-fashioned and rigid containment solutions simply won't cut it anymore. But what does this mean? How should they look? What should they do? Everything. This means that versatility and adaptability should be built into your racking systems. The looks? Small and modular, saving footprint. The do's? It should facilitate cooling, power distribution, security and monitoring.
  

Monitoring, Control, and Security
Building a fast, reliable, scalable network edge means less direct access in the data center, a need for remote controlling everything, and protection against threats to the physical and virtual security of the infrastructure.


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