Current rates of data growth show no signs of slowing. In 2025 the world will create and replicate 163ZB of data, representing a tenfold increase from the amount of data created in 2016 alone, according to IDC. As the number of data-centric businesses continues to multiply, there is a growing need for stable data availability. Of course, thriving-or simply surviving-within this environment means having the right IT infrastructure in place to support evolving organizational needs. For many, this means that it's time to begin moving toward the next-generation data center (NGDC).