The next big wave. How the decentralisation of compute power will democratise the cloud data centre
The industry is being driven towards the decentralisation of compute power, but what does it mean to us, mortals, asks João Marques Lima to Nariman Teymourian, Chairman and CEO of HyperGrid.
Today’s business models around centralised compute power are being challenged by the explosion of connected devices, which by 2020 are predicted to reach 20 billion.
The way enterprises use the data centre is set to be disrupted as the barriers to entering the public and private cloud fade away.
“With edge computing and blockchain and other things that are happening in the market, the power of compute is becoming decentralised and you are going to see more decentralisation,” said Teymourian, who heads the hybrid cloud as a service provider.
The executive explained that before we got to this new wave of evolution, the centre of the data centre was a decentralised model centralised inside the data centre.
“It was decentralised because everyone had a data centre, and then the public cloud became a privately owned public cloud available to the public.
“As companies begin to realise that inside their data centre the power of the edge remains in their own hands there will be less requirements to move to the public cloud, and more requirements around where is the most effective place to run a workload.
“Whereas as long as the power consumption and the compute power and storage capacity is nearest to the application – both from a physical and network perspective – then it becomes the most cost effective place for the application to run.”
Teymourian defends that this could either be inside the data centre, it could be sitting on the public cloud or could be sitting on a hosting facility.
In an IoT era, such model allows the creation of a network of things which communicate between themselves and the public or private data centre, also becoming ever smarter as communications evolve.
“This decentralised notion of where the processing power is and how data becomes available is the next step for where I think the future is going to go,” Teymourian said.
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