The data centers from all over the world will have probably many more robotic ’employees’ soon than they have today. This is confirmed by the consulting firm Gartner, whose analysts point out that by 2025, half of the cloud data centers will deploy bots with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning capabilities, which will increase their efficiency by up to 30%.
In principle, one of the main reasons for these data centers to use more robots is the efficiency mentioned, but what is really attracting the most attention of their owners is the difference between the volumes of servers and storage in the centers. of data and the number of people and operators capable of managing it all.
According Sid Nag, Research Vice President, Gartner, «The risk of doing nothing to address this shortage is significant for businesses. Data center operations will grow in complexity as organizations move more diverse workloads to the cloud, and as the cloud becomes the platform for the combined use of additional technologies, such as the edge or 5G. , to mention a few«.
From the consultancy they point out that most of the work carried out in a data center is «boring, complex and repetitive“, And they mention tasks such as capacity planning, correctly sizing virtual machines and container environments, as well as ensuring efficient use of resources to avoid spending to avoid spending in the cloud. Everything could be managed by a bot with Artificial Intelligence. And according to Nag, «Data centers are the ideal sector to couple robots and Artificial Intelligence to offer a more secure, precise and efficient environment, which requires much less human intervention«.
For this reason, the consultancy concludes that server updates and maintenance, monitoring, data center security and machine learning in cloud operations are the areas in which bots could have the greatest impact. Industrial robots can dismantle and destroy discs faster and more efficiently than humans. Additionally, robot tracking sensors are much better at collecting data on potential wrongdoing, and security could be improved with them in a number of ways.
Refering to Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in cloud operations, allow the monitoring and managing IT processes in the data center. Thus, for Nag, «While robots have been exploited in sectors such as automotive and manufacturing, their opportunities in data centers have been overlooked. IT leaders can drive intelligent automation of cloud data center operations, as well as processes, to create key differentiators for their businesses, such as increased uptime, as well as meeting the SLAs of their offerings. cloud, which will be more a reality thanks to the use of robots«.