The Next Step in Prefabricated Modular Data Centers: Hybrid Design for Hyperscalers
December 02, 2022
There was a time, not too long ago, when the overwhelming perception of the data center was that every facility was unique. That may seem like a lifetime ago, but it was the norm until the cloud matured and the gradual bifurcation of the data center space produced the hyperscale and edge-dominated landscape we know today.
Of course, the enterprise data center is far from extinct. Hyperscale and edge are growing at faster rates, but the pressures driving change across the enterprise segment — the desire to streamline and simplify operations and reduce costs and carbon footprint — are also spurring changes in data center solutions and design.
The purpose-built enterprise data center is fading from view, replaced instead with standardized designs featuring prefabricated, modular buildings and components.
In fact, the widespread acceptance of prefabricated modular data center (PMDC) solutions may be outpacing the more publicized shift to hyperscale and edge.
Read the full white paper for Omdia research insights that signal the increased adoption of PMDC solutions even among hyperscale data centers — a shift in the mainstream perception of the hyperscale market.