In terms of evolving technology requirements, what were 2021’s key trends?
2021 brought an extension of the phenomenal surge in data usage that we’ve seen worldwide since the start of the pandemic. As lockdowns and travel restrictions were extended, internet usage continued to soar. That meant we saw an exponential growth of traffic patterns for our services, especially during peak usage times.
We also saw companies leap ahead with business transformation initiatives to help them adjust to the changing business environment.
At the same time, we saw many customers experience a massive increase in cloud usage. That led to a further defining feature of the year-a greatly accelerated move to hybrid environments as customers sought to pivot to the future of digital transformation with data-first, hybrid IT.
As a global platform provider, Digital Realty was well equipped to respond to all these trends and help customers solve their infrastructure, connectivity, and workload challenges.