Five Factors Shaping
Your Modern Data Center Strategy

Take a holistic view of the factors impacting your data center strategy to support new business initiatives. Find our more.

In an increasingly competitive era, the role of IT is shifting dramatically to support the digital strategies of the businesses. IT infrastructure plays a critical role in maximizing enterprise capabilities and driving business growth. As the pace of businesses increases, organization needs to deliver new, secure and cost-effective IT services that enable faster customer interactions and better customer services. This requires businesses to build an agile IT model and rethink the components of their data center strategy.

5 factors you should consider in developing data center strategy

Location
As colocation becomes more prevalent, where to place workloads is no longer constrained by physical location. Gartner foresees 80% of organizations will migrate completely away from on-premises data centers by 20251.
Efficiency
As business decisions are impacted by dynamic economic conditions, infrastructure needs to be capable of supporting this trend. By 2022, Gartner predicts enterprise data centers will have 5 times more computational capabilities per kilowatt than today by improving data center efficiency.2
Connectivity
IDC predicts 70% of enterprises will adopt dynamic software-defined branch and network solutions that deliver security and flexibility across cloud, datacenter, and edge interactions.3
AI
AI is increasingly important to I&O leaders seeking to manage infrastructure without additional headcount. IDC forecasts that 50% of IT assets in enterprise data centers will have the ability to run autonomously using embedded AI functionality that leverages smart IT and facilities system.4
Agility
With IoT becoming more pervasive, information will need to be processed on the edge - IDC predicts that by 2022, over 40% of organizations’ cloud deployments will include edge computing, and 25% of endpoint devices and systems will execute AI algorithms.5
Location
As colocation becomes more prevalent, where to place workloads is no longer constrained by physical location. Gartner foresees 80% of organizations will migrate completely away from on-premises data centers by 20251.
Efficiency
As business decisions are impacted by dynamic economic conditions, infrastructure needs to be capable of supporting this trend. By 2022, Gartner predicts enterprise data centers will have 5 times more computational capabilities per kilowatt than today by improving data center efficiency.2
Connectivity
IDC predicts 70% of enterprises will adopt dynamic software-defined branch and network solutions that deliver security and flexibility across cloud, datacenter, and edge interactions.3
AI
AI is increasingly important to I&O leaders seeking to manage infrastructure without additional headcount. IDC forecasts that 50% of IT assets in enterprise data centers will have the ability to run autonomously using embedded AI functionality that leverages smart IT and facilities system.4
Agility
With IoT becoming more pervasive, information will need to be processed on the edge -IDC predicts that by 2022, over 40% of organizations’ cloud deployments will include edge computing, and 25% of endpoint devices and systems will execute AI algorithms.5

About PCCW Solutions Data Center

PCCW Solutions is a leading IT services company in Hong Kong and mainland China with extensive data center coverage. We provide a full suite of data center services and connectivity to support your business across the globe through D-Infinitum Global Data Center Alliance, combining more than 130 data center facilities in over 80 cities globally. Our owned top-tier rated data centers are accredited with ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and ISO 9001, keeping customers connected with consistent levels of quality, security and service.