The impact of AI in data centres

Artificial intelligence (AI) has had a significant impact on data centres in recent years. The use of AI in data centres has led to increased efficiency, faster processing times, and more accurate data analysis.

Here are some ways in which AI is impacting data centres:

Energy efficiency
AI algorithms can analyse data centre power usage and optimise energy consumption. This leads to reduced energy consumption, lower costs, and a smaller carbon footprint.

Predictive maintenance
AI can help predict equipment failures and enable proactive maintenance, reducing downtime and increasing equipment lifespan.

Improved security
AI algorithms can detect anomalies in data centre traffic, flagging potential threats and reducing the risk of cyber attacks.

Better resource utilisation

AI can analyse data centre resource usage and allocate resources more efficiently, reducing waste and improving performance.

Faster data processing

AI algorithms can process large amounts of data at a faster rate than humans, improving data centre performance and reducing latency.

Of course, the question for our customers is will AI drive data centre demand? According to the latest CBRE forecasts, the answer is yes – data centres across Australia’s major cities will be in high demand as more data-hungry programs are developed. Author of the CBRE report, Australian Data Centre Trends, estimates there is over 183,000 square metres of data centre space currently in the pipeline, with Victoria rapidly chasing New South Wales as the largest Australian market.