The Data Center in 2019: Hot Technologies & Trends – 5G Demand

Referencing an IHS Economics and IHS Technology Report from 2017, 5G is expected to lay the groundwork for technologies such as enabling self-driving cars to be more responsive to traffic changes or IoT sensors being integrated into smart buildings and smart cities in the coming years. This report also finds that 5G has the potential to create a staggering $12.2 trillion in global economic output by 2035.

5G promises increased speeds and capacity, lower latency (less than 1 millisecond!), and an improved user experience. To stay relevant alongside 5G,, it is imperative for data centers to host and stream data at significant higher speeds, volumes, and lower latencies.

It is critical for data centers to offer low latency so as to not slow down the data transmission, as well as strong reliability and redundancy. With 5G, users will come to expect instant access whenever and wherever, and data centers who want to comply with these services must adhere.

Today’s data centers, such as 165 Halsey Street, are well equipped for the new wave of mobile networks. The facilities that are not should consider focusing on hardware refreshes and upgrades to ensure the lowest latency possible, along with a wealth of bandwidth to manage the high volume that 5G and other technologies, such as Edge Computing will bring.

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What’s Up With 5G?

What is 5G?

5G this, 5G that, 5G here and 5G there. It seems like all anyone is ever talking about these days is 5G and the transformative power around it. After years of planning throughout the industry, 5G is closer now more than ever to becoming a mainstream reality, showing itself at world sporting events like the Winter Games and the big football game.

It’s the next fifth-generation of mobile internet connectivity that comes with the promise of faster data download and upload speeds, additional coverage and more stable connections. The goal of 5G is to replace all existing networks used to connect to the Internet. Basically, everything you currently do on your smartphone you will be able to do even faster. It will enable working in the cloud, remote control of robots, VR gaming, and automation.

What’s the Point?

How often do you use your smartphone? When you look around, how many people do you see using their phones? The world is going mobile and data usage is only increasing. According to a recent IDC study, we will hit a total of 180 zettabytes of data by the year 2025. 5G will have the capability of better handling thousands of devices such as sensors, cameras and more. In short, most of the technology that is used on an everyday basis will only get better and faster.

The reality of 5G and the transformative changes that come with it are increasingly close to becoming an everyday reality. At 165 Halsey Street, we’re preparing for what’s to come and look forward to the future of technology.

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