2020 has already begun and it is time for us to assess the trends that will impact the Data center industry. Data centers are certainly moving into the mainstream as the demands of small to large scale businesses changes. The every increasing volume data moving though the internet has made the data centers more prominent in the recent years. The world economic forum suggests that the data moving though the internet includes 4 petabytes of data only from facebook. It is estimated that around 465 exabytes of data will be produced daily. So, how do these growing dynamics affect the data centers in 2020. Here are some of the trends that we think will affect the Data centers in 2020. Cloud will take over: Businesses are moving towards the cloud, simply because it offers more flexibility and cost efficiency. The cloud market will surely double over the years. Cloud servers are highly reliable and one can easily access data from anywhere across the world as long as they have access to the internet. The usability and the extremely cost effective prices of the cloud will help business work more efficiently without spending on unnecessary rersources. Co-location is in demand: The multi-tenant data centers have seen an upward trend in terms of demand in the recent years. Businesses are also looking forward to reclocate their on-premise data centers within colocation facilities, The trend was seen in the U.S alongside Europe and is now rapidly moving into India since the country is becoming a R&D hotspot for technology based companies. Hybrid data centers: The modern hybrid data center provides a lot more in terms of iT efficiency and agility. The hybrid data center allows businesses to use the right mix of cloud and traditional IT set ups to suit their requirements. Edge data centers and IoT: IoT is growing rapidly which has caused organizations to rethink their network archiecture. On the other hadn cloud gained popularity as it allowed devices to connect over long distances. But the networks linked to cloud were centralized which made them poorly suited for IoT deployment. Edge computing pushed the core processing functions to the edge of the networks where most users actually access digital services. This allows devices to respond faster than they normally would. The on-premise data center goes down: We have talked about the downsides of the on-premise data centers arlier in our articles. This year we might actually start seeing the decline of the same. As businesses tend to move more towards data center service providers for better service-ability.