Data Center

Data Center Trends: What to Expect in 2024?

Rohan Sheth

April 10, 2024

4 Min Read


With new technologies and shifting user needs, data centers are going through some major changes. The evolution of technology, with changes in business priorities, is bringing about key trends that are reshaping how data centers operate and deliver services. It’s an exciting time where innovation and adaptability are becoming crucial in defining the future of data centers.

Before looking into emerging trends, it’s essential to grasp the fundamental role of data centers – they are centralised hubs with cutting-edge computing infrastructure, storage, and networking systems, playing a pivotal role in storing, processing, and managing extensive volumes of digital information.

5 Trends Shaping Data Centers In 2024

1. Liquid Cooling: While air cooling remains the prevailing standard, expect to witness a remarkable surge in interest in liquid cooling technologies, particularly in high-density deployments. The cost-efficiency edge of liquid cooling over air cooling in high-density scenarios is undeniable, but bridging the initial investment gap may necessitate creative financing models or phased implementation strategies.

This year signifies a phase of testing user-friendly solutions and evolving deployment models, with broader technology standardisation and enhanced manufacturer support anticipated for widespread adoption in the future.

According to Persistence Market Research, the global data center liquid cooling market is projected to reach $31.07 billion by 2032. This figure highlights the industry’s acknowledgment of the need for innovative cooling solutions capable of managing extreme heat generated by densely packed server racks and high-density GPU clusters.

2. New Application Architectures: The proliferation of cloud-native applications and microservices has given rise to an escalating demand for advanced infrastructure solutions. In 2024, new application architectures designed to accommodate the rapidly shifting priorities of modern application development are set to take center stage. Among these architectural shifts, serverless computing is gaining substantial traction due to its scalability and operational efficiency.

Containers further contribute to this paradigm shift, enhancing consistency in deploying applications across diverse environments. The integration of Kubernetes, a container orchestration platform, is streamlining the deployment and management of containerised infrastructure. This not only improves portability but also minimises conflicts.

3. Artificial Intelligence (AI): In 2024, the spotlight is firmly on AI as it integrates into data centers to enable optimised operations, heightened security, and proactive issue prediction. Picture AI-powered cooling systems that dynamically adapt to real-time server loads, ensuring optimal performance and energy efficiency. Intelligent software to continuously scan network traffic, preemptively detect and isolate cyber threats, providing defense measures before they escalate.

4. Sustainability: Sustainability initiatives will take center stage, with a focus on minimising the environmental impact of data centers. Expect increased adoption of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, accompanied by innovative cooling technologies designed to minimise water usage. Data center operators will prioritise energy efficiency through smarter server design and AI-powered optimisation, aligning their operations with eco-friendly practices.

5. Hybrid Cloud Deployments: More enterprises are anticipated to shift towards hybrid and multicloud strategies in 2024. Leveraging the agility and scalability of public clouds while maintaining the security and control of on-premises infrastructure, this hybrid approach allows for optimal workload placement based on specific needs. The result is improved performance and cost-effectiveness, aligning with the evolving demands of modern businesses.

2024 is shaping up to be an important year for data centers. From the rising tide of liquid cooling to the adoption of intelligent AI systems, sustainability initiatives, and the strategic embrace of hybrid cloud deployments, the data center landscape is poised for transformative changes.

Leading the race Yotta’s Data Centers in India stand as the go-to-choice for organisations hosting their critical IT infrastructure. Recognised for being the highest quality and fault-tolerant facility in India, Yotta ensures a seamless hybrid IT journey with multi-layer security, redundant internet networks, and direct cloud connectivity.

Yotta’s data centers include NM1 (Tier IV data center) in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, and D1 in Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR. Offering world-class colocation data center services with a commitment to reliability, uptime guarantee, high performance, and unmatched efficiency, Yotta empowers businesses to operate 24×7 without worries.

Rohan Sheth

Head of Colocation & Data Center Services

With over 17 years of extensive experience in the real estate and data center industry, Rohan has been instrumental in driving key projects including large-scale colocation data center facilities. He possesses deep expertise in land acquisition, construction, commercial real estate and contract management among other critical areas of end-to-end development of hyperscale data center parks and built-to-suit data center facilities across India. At Yotta, Rohan spearheads the data center build and colocation services business with a focus on expanding Yotta’s pan-India data center footprint.


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