Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hyperscale data centres en route to $71bn market cap

With 300 hubs fully functional at the end of 2016, hyperscale data centres are posed for even more growth in the coming years.

The rapid construction of hundreds of large data centre facilities is propelling the hyperscale segment to an all-time high revenue stream expected to top $71.2bn by 2022.

Between 2016 and 2022, hyperscale data centres across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA, are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.7%, according to research firm Research Beam.

The company said the key drivers behind such growth are energy efficiency, application of hyperscale data centre across various industry domains, open compute project and reduced total cost of ownership.

Research Beam has also said that on the contrary, power failure and generation of enormous heat are some of the restraints for the world of hyperscale data centre industry.

Hyperscale data centres offer a wide array of applications in various industries, namely IT & telecom, BFSI, government utilities, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and others.

It is designed to offer a single largely scalable compute architecture. The architecture is developed from small, individual servers called nodes that offer computing, networking, and storage solutions.

The company continued to explain: “These nodes are grouped together and managed as a single entity. The main idea behind developing hyperscale architecture is to start with small infrastructure in order to keep the initial investments as low as possible.

“With an increasing demand, new nodes can be added to the cluster in order to expand the initial infrastructure.

“Hyperscale data centres have been largely adopted by big companies such as Amazon and Google, thereby emerging as one of the fastest-growing technologies in the IT infrastructure world.”

Hyperscale data centre is an essential commodity to build a scalable and robust cloud, hence used by various cloud service providers. Enterprises can either host their hyperscale data centres within the premises or outsource it to a colocation service provider.

Regardless of its application, an effective hyperscale data centre can be achieved by striking the right balance between location, infrastructure facilities, IT equipment, and operation staff.