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What will the term Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) mean in five years’ time? Particularly if you’ve migrated to the cloud or a Digital Centre? There’ll be no more traditional licensing, installation or infrastructure. On-premises and hardware costs will be reduced; infrastructure is managed by a third party. And if the third party has thousands of customers, this leads to substantial economies of scale in terms...

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What would life be like inside a Digital Centre? DigitalCentre2020 took a trip into the future, to the year 2020, to talk to a Digital Centre manager. “Back in 2015, when I was working in a data centre, I could see how things were developing. The growth in data was placing incredible demands on our infrastructure. End-users expected – deserved – real-time customer services, from any device....

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Storage is still the key issue facing data centre managers today. And demands are only going to grow. Analysts predict 44 trillion gigabytes of data will be produced by 2020, up from 4.4 trillion gigabytes in 2013. Analysts will need to access these data sets faster. Services will need to be configured more securely. The Internet of Things will see data flood in from an...

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