Hardware: The trend is increasingly towards pr-engineered systems (standardized hardware and software) and out-of-the-box solutions. The simplified compatibility makes it possible, for example, to roll out new updates and releases more easily and quickly. This also facilitates commissioning, as the systems are pr-configured and tested before delivery (flexible configuration is still possible). Pre-engineered systems reduce the costs for hardware and the commissioning requires only a small amount of work.
Network: While large companies often have their own connections laid between different data centers, smaller companies are dependent on their existing infrastructure.
Storage: Due to the large amount of unstructured data (images, videos, e-mails, texts), companies need to find an efficient way to manage this data. This is particularly important for storage systems in data centers with high data processing rates. The trend here is away from server-based storage. Instead, there is a growing trend towards a centralized storage system.