A virtual world where people can interact with each other and with digital objects – is providing a new dimension of reality that offers a multitude of uses and applications beyond gaming and entertainment.
The metaverse will require massive amounts of data processing power and storage, which data centres can provide.
Data centres – already the backbone of the internet and the home of the data required for cloud storage, web hosting, streaming services, online gaming and social media – will be crucial to the development of the metaverse, which will increase the demand for data processing power.
The metaverse will require fast internet speeds, low latency, and high bandwidth to function effectively. Data centres will play a crucial role in making this happen. With the metaverse, users will have to access data from different locations, and this will require a distributed network of data centres to provide real-time access to data. The data centres will have to be strategically located to cater to the needs of the metaverse users. Over the coming years, the location, size, and capacity of data centres will be a crucial factor in determining the success of the metaverse.
The metaverse will also increase the focus on environmental efficiency. Sustainability is already a significant concern in the data centre industry and data centres are responding to the growing need to reduce their carbon footprint. As the need for data processing capacity grows, data centre architecture will focus on creating more energy-efficient, scalable, and sustainable data processing environments.
Here’s an example of how a company that builds and deploys metaverses for enterprises globally uses our Manchester colocation facility and LINX Manchester for reduced costs and improved network performance: