In the data center industry, change is the only constant. The need for data and an increasing reliance on technology is driving data center demand – and more so due to the pandemic that accelerated the existing digital transformation efforts, adoption of cloud-based services, and adapting to new work and lifestyle patterns - well beyond the crisis.
In short, the increasing digital growth and the development and advancement of technologies mean that there will also be changes to the use and implementation of the data centers.
Tackling sustainability is of strategic importance across all business and industries. It is a core, non-negotiable measure of business success as organizations worldwide commit to a net-zero carbon footprint for their facility, product, and service development. Data center providers ought to play a central role in lessening their environmental impact by expanding and improving their use of data compression, deduplication, and other efficiency-enhancing methods that will considerably reduce the carbon footprint.
Khazna Data Centers facilities aims to be considerably more energy efficient than a typical data center in the United Arab Emirates. Khazna's facilities have adopted higher delta temperatures and use water cooled chiller systems with an option to trigger “free cooling” when outdoor temperatures drop in winter reducing the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to a target of 1.48 reducing power bills.
Automation to Free from Mundane Tasks
The pandemic has accelerated the need to make systems less reliant on human intervention. To limit contact with other people, more data centers shifted to remote capabilities for monitoring and routine services like updating and patching. Technologies as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have been proven way for data center operators to maximize uptime, optimize energy usage, quickly detect potential risks, and defend against cyber-attacks
More automation is likely to follow in the coming years as data centers evolve to cater for the demands of cloud computing and emerging technologies.
Monitoring the critical infrastructure has always been the main aim of Data Center operators. However, with the new era in Data Centers world and the need to avoid/minimize downtime. Khazna as a lead Data Center operator took a step ahead and is working on using the AI technology in our upcoming unique Command Control Center that will be state – of - Art to ease and support our day-to-day operational activities and predict infrastructure failures through analyzing all records extracted from monitoring the infrastructure behavior.
Addressing Distributed Enterprises with the Continuation of Flexing Working Conditions
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have witnessed rapid and unexpected perspective to advance digital transformation. Information technology leaders swung from a reactive posture to more proactive, strategic digital transformation initiatives, fostering a culture that prioritizes experimentation, and using technology and data to establish competitive advantages. The combination of uptime reliability, connectivity, and edge computing functionality provides a versatile and capable infrastructure that can support almost any remote application such as enabling virtual interaction for everything from remote work to online learning to telemedicine to entertainment on demand. This has resulted in increasing enquiries for space and services at data centers and this trend is expected to gather further momentum.
Technology is the great enabler of hybrid workplaces. As businesses navigated the challenges of managing a remote workforce through a pandemic, their needs for digitization and connectivity soared. And here is where Khazna Data Centers supported them.
Increased Focus on Edge Solutions
Edge computing serves a critical role in today’s cloud computing environment. It is important for organizations to put workloads in the right places - bringing data storage and computation closer to the devices where that data is being gathered, rather than relying on one central location - connect to the right partners, and orchestrate for automation, control, and security to leverage the most possibilities. Real-time data processing can happen with no latency and organizations can reduce cost by processing data locally rather than from a centralized or cloud-based location.
We are seeing vast investment in technology from all aspects of our live, that will collectively enable edge to gain substantial traction. That is naturally bringing a diversity to IT infrastructures at the edge, along with emerging edge architectures and infrastructure paradigms. Edge is the only way for organizations to keep up with the massive explosion of data that’s around us.