Digital Realty: Manufacturing facing data gravity impact
Digital Realty, a global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, has published version 1.5 of its . The latest study covers 53 global metros and assesses the intensity and gravitational force of enterprise growth data on 23 industries.
“As businesses undergo the rapid pace of digital transformation, understanding the impact of data gravity intensity will be a fundamental requirement for both enterprises and service providers to unlock data-driven opportunities,” said Tony Bishop, SVP, Platform, Growth and Marketing at Digital Realty.
“Data gravity is an impediment to enterprise growth that will affect businesses across industries around the world. The release of our Data Gravity Index DGx 1.5 exploring the impact of data gravity across more metros and key industries is designed to help enterprises develop a data-centric architecture as they combat digital transformation challenges.”
The index analyzed Global 2000 enterprise companies’ presence in each metro, along with GDP, population, number of employees, technographics, IT spend, average bandwidth and latency, as well as flows of data. Digital Realty conducted research between August 2019 and August 2020 and drew upon third-party data sources – including the World Economic Forum and United Nations, as well as consulting and market research firms.
Data Gravity’s Growing Impact on Key Industries
The industries expected to experience the greatest data gravity intensity include the manufacturing industry, as well as banking, financial services, and insurance, all of which are expected to see rapid growth in digital acceleration, digital-enabled interactions and data exchange volumes globally. A key finding related to the manufacturing industry, identified by the index included the expansion of the data and analytics capabilities of large manufacturers, driven by the growth of in-home consumption.
Regional Forecasts for New Global Metros
According to the expanded report, Jakarta, Indonesia is expected to generate the fastest growth in data gravity intensity, followed by Singapore, Rome, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Atlanta.
“Data gravity continues to accelerate unabated, and so does the urgency of addressing it,” said Dave McCrory, VP of Growth, Head of Insights & Analytics at Digital Realty. “We are expanding the findings of our Data Gravity Index to include an analysis of 23 industries and 32 additional metros to provide insights to help business leaders make better strategic decisions about where to locate their data.”
Digital Realty supports the world’s leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. Digital Realty’s global data center footprint consists of more than 280 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries on six continents.