An Interconnected World Creates Hardware Challenges
The increasing global demand for online services, data processing and storage capability has led to exceptional growth in cloud computing, which in turn has meant the setup and expansion of huge data centres across the world. While cloud computing is highly efficient in terms of reducing computing hardware, the transfer of this computing power into a centralized location creates engineering challenges as well as concerns over the direct environmental impact of these huge data processing factories that drive the cloud. Data centre operators continue to seek significant reductions in their direct environmental footprint, and a key focus for them has become the reduction of energy usage at the board level. Because of this, efficiency, thermal performance, and telemetry are becoming increasingly important factors in the design of next generation networking applications.