Timing: The Heartbeat Of Data Center Transformation

Timing: The Heartbeat Of Data Center Transformation

Markus Lutz, CTO and Founder of SiTime Corporation, reports on the transformation of data centers.

Data centers — housing zettabytes of data and shared applications — are critical to the success of enterprises. Comprising storage, network and computing infrastructure, data centers are in the midst of a digital transformation. Modern data centers are rapidly evolving from centralized, on-premise facilities managed by IT departments to scalable models, including distributed edge deployments, retail and wholesale colocation and hyperscale data centers hosting public cloud services.

Explosive demand for data is driving an expansion of data centers worldwide. According to Statista, "The amount of data created, captured, copied and consumed worldwide is expected to grow from around 59 zettabytes (ZB) in 2020 to around 149 ZB in 2024." Additional growth drivers include the proliferation of IoT devices, bandwidth-intensive applications, cloud services and big data analytics.