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Foresight: data centers in the face of the global data explosion

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What are the new challenges that will mark the future of data centers?

Strong growth in the volume of digital data will continue in the coming years for several reasons:

  • The shift to the cloud is accelerating: more than half of IT spending will be in the cloud by 2025, up from 41% in 2022 (Gartner),
  • To meet the strong regulatory requirements on data security, major cloud computing and digital players will increase the number of local establishments of sovereign clouds, such as Accenture in Europe,
  • The 5G equipment market will grow by more than 10% per year until 2028 (Absolute Reports),
  • IoT, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, medical data, blockchain and metaverse will greatly increase the need for digital data storage and processing,
  • The global Internet data center market, estimated at $59B in 2020, is projected to reach $143B in 2027 (Research and Markets),
  • In 2030, the global market for data center power solutions will exceed $33 billion, compared to $19 billion in 2021 (P&S Intelligence).

Data centers: EQUANS expertise

EQUANS is involved in the entire data center value chain: financing, design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, operation and performance contracts. The organisation is based on 6 key areas of expertise: HVAC, HV and LV systems, refrigeration, fire safety and security, controls, and digital solutions. The EQUANS teams have developed several complementary areas of expertise:

    • Technical audits
    • Cyber security 
    • Risk analysis 
    • Governance audits
    • Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
    • Energy Performance Contracting
    • Infrastructure management
    • Monitoring and guarding (Hands & Eyes)
    • Crisis Management
    • Certification
    • Building Management
    • Systems
    • Fire Protection
    • HVAC
    • Access Control
    • Power (LV & HV)
    • Commissioning
    • Network Cabling
    • Project management
    • Procurement 
    • Related services and advice
    • Design
    • Safety coordination
    • Project management
    • Legal framework
    • Stability works
    • Structural work
    • Fire protection
    • HVAC
    • Procedures
    • Access control
    • Power (LV & HV)
    • Commissioning
    • Network cabling
    • Validation and testing
    • Technical maintenance
    • Load testing
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