In this interview, Max Smolaks, Managing Editor at Data Center Knowledge and Vladimir Golabov, Head of Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at Omdia, discuss the impact of the semiconductor shortage on the industry.
Golabov expects a tough year for smaller cloud and colocation providers, especially if they plan to launch new services. Industry-wide staffing shortages are likely to push data center operators to work smarter and embrace a higher degree of automation.
In these challenging circumstances, many organizations will be looking for ways to scale their existing IT.
“One piece of advice I would give to colocation providers is to let their customers know that not all workloads require the latest technology, and not all workloads require a new server,” Galabov said. Data center knowledge. “One of the things we’ve seen in general over the last few years is the market for refurbished equipment – sometimes even equipment that’s been taken out of service, taken apart, then rebuilt.”
“If you don’t need the best performance for a workload, I actually think it’s well on its way to getting around the availability challenge.”
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