Buried deep in Intel’s warning about weak sales this quarter is an interesting factoid that has huge implications for the data center industry. Even as sales of chips for traditional PCs decline, its server business is gaining steam.
The reason? Personal computer sales are being cannibalized by tablets, smartphones and other mobile computers. Each of those devices relies on servers for information. In fact, Intel estimates that a new server must be built for every 120 tablets sold to handle their traffic.
This shift has huge implications for the server business – and for the data center services/colocation providers like ColoGuard that house these servers. The future looks especially bright when you think of all the things that promise connectivity in the future – TVs, refrigerators, cars … the list goes on and on.