I should start off by saying that the very future of data centres will definitely rely on cloud infrastructure and also some very powerful devices. Well, we can safely say that the future of data centres is actually pretty secure, because more and more people are storing their data on clouds. Well, I happened to be one of those conventional individuals who prefers to have everything on my personal hard drives. But, a lot of people just purchase cloud storage and store everything on there, because it is way more accessible and way more convenient.
Here is a simple explanation as to what a data centre is. A data centre is just a physical facility which is housed in a building and has a lot of information, runs applications and has a lot of machines. As they evolve from centralise on-premises facilities, to deployment facilities to public cloud services, it is essential to think about the long-term reliability and security of data centres. It completely depends on the brand or the company. Most companies have data centres in secure locations. A lot of companies have data centres underground. It all depends on the location. Well, the next time you upload something to your iCloud, you need to know that it is stored in a data centre and not in a virtual cloud. High-speed internet connection is what connects you to these data centres.
A data centre is something that is often referred to as a single thing, but in actuality, it is composed of a number of technical elements that you need to know about. They can be broken down into several categories. The first category is that they compute. The memory and the processing power which is required to run the applications is generally given by high-end servers. There are a lot of servers in these data centres. Secondly, we need to talk about storage. A lot of important companies store all of the data in data centres. They have solid-state drives with multiple backups, because they back up everything. The third one would be networking. Interconnections between multiple data centres is essential, because it helps the outside world run smoothly. For example, imagine you are playing a game, which is a cloud game. The only game that came to my mind was ‘Fortnite’. This is a game that is completely run on the cloud. It is an online game. It requires a stable internet connection for you to play it. When you play this game, you are making use of a data centre, somewhere in the world.
You rely on data centres, without even knowing about it. That is why, they are essential for any company on the planet, and for you as well.