Data center workloads become more complex despite promises to the contrary

The data center is shouldering a greater burden than ever, despite promises of ease and the cloud.

Data center workloads become more complex
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Data centers are becoming more complex and still run the majority of workloads despite the promises of simplicity of deployment through automation and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), not to mention how the cloud was supposed to take over workloads.

That’s the finding of the Uptime Institute's latest annual global data center survey (registration required). The majority of IT loads still run on enterprise data centers even in the face of cloud adoption, putting pressure on administrators to have to manage workloads across the hybrid infrastructure.

With workloads like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine language coming to the forefront, that means facilities face greater power and cooling challenges, since AI is extremely processor-intensive. That puts strain on data-center administrators and power and cooling vendors alike to keep up with the growth in demand.

On top of it all, everyone is struggling to get enough staff with the right skills.

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