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AI: A Growth Driver for Data Centers

Dec. 28, 2023
Roundtable participants discussed opportunities, challenges, and benefits of AI in the data center.

Support for next-generation AI technologies, being driven by hyperscalers, requires significant scale-up and expansion of data center resources, from power to connectivity. To meet these needs, large investments in the data center ecosystem are needed, driving capital spending. Dell’Oro Group forecasts AI infrastructure capital spending will reach $500 billion by 2027. 
It is not only innovative breakthrough AI technologies that impact data centers, though. AI applications are already being used within the traditional data center to automate operational processes and drive efficiencies. Understanding the current landscape for and challenges to data center AI support can help cloud service providers and enterprises optimize their infrastructure for AI.