Weekly Newsletter Mar 22, 2021

22 Mar 2021

The real estate industry darling, data centers, are centralized repositories of information. These include server farms and networking equipment that store, process, and distribute massive volumes of data for clients. Data centers offer services such as data warehousing, data insights, data storage, and others. A potentially surprising trend is that the number of data centers in operation are decreasing every year. In 2017, they were an estimated 8.4 million data centers, and this number is expected to decline to 7.2 million in 2021. However, this is more a function of the decline in average server prices, resulting from the falling component costs. Cloud-based alternatives to on-site servers are becoming more popular. However, the data centers offered by various large companies are still being built. 
An on-premises data center is near or located in its headquarters or base of operations. It stores all the data that the company produces and processes in-house. Cloud servers are much more affordable and practical compared to data centers. Cloud servers are basically data centers that host data for different companies under one roof. They also supply various software services like office suites and applications to the companies for their operations. 
Hyperscale Data Center is a facility that is operated by the company that it supports. This includes data centers owned by huge corporations like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. These Data Centers offer robust and scalable apps and storage portfolio services to businesses and individuals alike. This allows the companies to shift to an Operational Expenses (OpEx) model, from a Capital Expenses (CapEx) model. In doing so, they can avoid worrying about maintaining or repairing the equipment or any upgrades.

(Source: an article in Software Testing Help)

 

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