There is no doubt that COVID-19 has been an eye opener on many levels when it comes to rearranging priorities. Firstly, governments realised they should be investing more in healthcare rather than in other fields, also, people went back to appreciating essentials such as food and shelter and became more grateful. However, communication technology ended up being the star of this global pandemic not only to serve the social needs of humans but it also became the only means to hold the economy together in a world of forced isolation.
This crisis has forced a significant percentage of the world’s businesses to shift their employees to remote work, to cancel all business travel and face-to-face meetings, and to suddenly shift to virtual tools to conduct business. How businesses communicate in this virtual world – with employees, customers and prospects – has become more important than ever, and it will cause structural changes moving forward. Companies that embrace these changes and incorporate new ways of communicating into their businesses will be the ones who thrive in a post COVID-19 world.
Greater use of internet connections translates to greater use of private and public cloud services (big connected data centers). Since data centers are responsible for data backup and recovery, as well as networking, they host websites, manage e-mails, and instant messaging services not to mention support storage applications and e-commerce transactions. The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the importance of data centers and cloud computing for our society. In the early days of the crisis, the data center industry has served as the backstop for the global economy, supporting a massive shift to online services for businesses, schools and non-profits.
Businesses, schools, and other entities relying on face to face interaction need to look into investing in their IT infrastructure to ensure connectivity with their clients, students and employees. This requires them to either build data centers on premises or go for collocations. While data centers have been growing in importance gradually, Site Technology has been preparing to meet the increasing demand, along with the need for performance. To avoid similar downtime in the future, Site Technology has been developing its solutions of data centers to be ready for such a realisation that was bound to happen.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis has reinforced the importance of data centers and what they do. The digital transformation that was thought to be a multi-year evolution has been dramatically compressed. The pandemic has been a watershed event for the world, and a defining moment for the cloud. Entire industries are effectively being reset, and this transition has made digital infrastructure more important than ever.