Increasing connectivity and adapting to market disruption are key challenges for Data Centers


The advance of digitization is radically transforming habits, processes, societies and industries. A paradigm shift that brings countless advantages, but in turn, generates exponential growth in data volume and traffic. Furukawa Specialist defines the key characteristics that any Data Center must have to face the challenges of the present and future.

The Data Center plays a vital role in responding to the demand for high value-added services, availability, processing and storage of large-scale digital data required by hyperconnectivity, especially since the pandemic.

Today, Data Centers are practically the heart of digital economies, safeguarding and enabling access to data that at all times are a strategic input for businesses. And you must do it with speed, high connectivity and no margin for interruptions or service drops.

In this sense, Lucas Samyn of Furukawa Electric Latam, points out that “the current scenario produces a great demand in the transmission networks, storage capacity, response and management of the Data Center, so it is essential to have the contribution of highly qualified professionals in this segment, and with infrastructures prepared for the protection and maintenance of data”.

“In recent years there has been an unprecedented increase in information traffic

that has been demanding, not only with connectivity networks, but also with the ability

of storage, response and management in Data Centers. This new reality requires

investments in infrastructures prepared for the transmission, protection and maintenance of data, with high availability as close as possible to 100%, “explains the specialist from Furukawa.

In turn, the business world is increasingly challenged to move with speed and agility to adapt to the needs of the business, and meet the growing demand of consumers. In this way, good data management will be fundamental, as it will allow predicting trends and detecting business opportunities.

That is why scaling the IT infrastructure is a great challenge for organizations, but also a great opportunity to reduce operating expenses, streamline their processes and become more efficient and reliable every day.

An Arizton Advisory & Intelligence study points out that the storage infrastructure market in Latin America has been showing strong growth in recent years and is expected to reach a turnover of USD$7.8 billion by 2026[1]. For the industry to meet this projection, it is key that Data Centers are designed with high connectivity and availability, based on redundancy, energy and operational efficiency, as well as good maneuverability.

Engineer Lucas Samyn of Furukawa points out that Data Centers are complex structures, with very specific characteristics, that require management skills, clarity of objectives and the implementation of best practices, keys to their operation.

In this sense, he adds that some vital characteristics for any Data Center of the present and future are:

– High availability: minimizes downtime risks.

– High density and operational efficiency: lower energy cost.

– Performance: performance and high transmission speeds.

– Management: BIM architecture with management software.

– Future-proof: modular solutions that allow growth.

– Support and monitoring services of storage and connectivity infrastructure projects, with a guarantee of at least 25 years on these key assets for the operation of the business.

An Accenture study highlights that companies investing in advanced network capabilities will increase their revenue 2.5 times faster in the next three years. This is due, among other reasons, to the fact that the previous network technologies were not created for today’s highly distributed Cloud world, with edge devices and remote work.