The past two+ years have brought unprecedented times and many “firsts” that have shaped the colocation industry. Throughout the uncertainty, industry pros made data center predictions at the end of 2021 for 2022. Continue reading to see what came to fruition as we’re not even halfway through the year!  

Prediction #1: Supply Chain Issues – 

COVID continues to bring many challenges to the supply chain, so it’s no wonder this was expected in 2022. But to what extent? What we do know is that businesses are forced to be flexible as they’re hard pressed to find colocation services that not only have availability, but can meet their specific needs. Shortages in both hardware and personnel have left people feeling stressed. IT teams have been feeling the pressure especially as the amount of data continues to rise by the minute. We don’t anticipate the supply chain to be fixed overnight, so we still expect this to remain a trend throughout the rest of 2022. At 165 Halsey, we want our consumers to know we have space immediately available. Our customers can rest assured we are supporting them for all of their colocation needs along with the remote hands service which helps IT teams at home. For a comprehensive list of availability, take a look here.

Prediction #2: Cybersecurity – 

Let’s move on to the big topic at hand! Experts predicted that cybersecurity threats would continue to be on the rise – unfortunately, this is still the case. It’s necessary to have all precautions and a plan in place before an attack happens as opposed to scrambling to implement a recovery plan after the fact. There’s a difference between fear-mongering and ensuring your team is up to speed and more importantly, actively trained for a plan. We’re seeing more organizations put their budgeting toward cybersecurity to account for this. Still, cybercriminals are getting smarter by the day and experts are even seeing AI-generated email threats in targeted attacks. It doesn’t stop there. Another threat that’s been plaguing the internet these days are scams impersonating internet security organizatons such as Norton and McAfee. Unfortunately, people trust these emails because the companies are so well-known so to the untrained eye, they look practically identical to the actual company. We need to continue to bring light to these situations and educate the public so they can better protect themselves.

Prediction #3: Workload Migrations – 

It’s all about the cloud! According to a survey by O’Reilly Media, cloud usage increased to 90% by the end of 2021, so it’s no wonder we can expect a continual rise. 50% of companies were predicted to have their workloads and apps on the cloud by the end of 2022, but we wouldn’t be surprised if that number winds up being higher. Each organization has different needs, but as technology has advanced, luckily it has become easier for companies to migrate even the most complex of workloads. 

As a premier telecommunications location, 165 Halsey continues to adapt to the needs of our consumers and will do so with gusto in this ever-changing climate. We have availability now. Talk to one of our team members today to see how we can help your organization.

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