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ABB survey finds 53% of data centre professionals are considering power system upgrades

ABB survey finds 53% of data centre professionals are considering power system upgrades

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The events of 2020 rapidly accelerated a global, cross-industry Digital Transformation, underscoring the mission-criticality of data centres as the backbone of the world’s virtual economy. In fact, the data centre market is expected to grow by nearly 14% in 2021.

ABB Power Conversion – a global provider of comprehensive, end-to-end power solutions in mission-critical environments – has issued a new data report, Data Overload: Powering Data Centres in the New Normal, that explores the unprecedented demand on data centres in 2020 as well as long-term impacts that will shape data centre operations for years to come.

Not surprisingly, 96% of data centre professionals surveyed reported that demand on their data centre increased in 2020, which could indicate why 53% of those surveyed are likely to consider power system upgrades to meet increased demand in the future.

“The impact of COVID-19 fundamentally accelerated the concept of mission-critical. Overnight, businesses became even more reliant on the cloud to enable operations, processes and remote collaboration. This immediate transition would not have been possible without data centres backed by efficient and reliable power systems,” said Jeff Schnitzer, President, ABB Power Conversion. “Power is the ultimate enabler. Not only for rapidly scaling data centre operations to meet exponential demand, but for energising the on-going Digital Transformation that’s the beating heart of technology and smart societies of the future. And data centre power architectures are core components of this.”

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