The Stack: ‘Rise of the Robots’ & Industry 4.0 Whitepaper

We explore the ‘Rise of the Robots’ and share a free whitepaper explaining the role UPS’s have to play in the unstoppable rise of Industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0 promises to revolutionise all areas of our lives. In the UK alone, nearly a third of the population owns at least five connected devices. That’s 20 million people sharing more than 100 million smartphones, wearables and interconnected devices.

Logo for The data centre websiteIn this piece, we explore how this surge in data demands will impact on data centres.

We outline some of the steps the industry is already taking to ensure it is best placed to cope with what increased automation, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and smart manufacturing have to offer.

It covers data centre automation and how machine-to-machine communication is opening up the potential of AI technology to carry out many of the tasks and functions previously undertaken by IT administrators.

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The article also highlights Google’s use of DeepMind AI. The project improved energy efficiency across its data centres, which saved the tech giant millions of dollars in cooling and energy consumption.

We also offered readers the opportunity to download a free whitepaper which provides an overview of how modern uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units are enabling the move to smart data centres.

The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) predicts Industry 4.0 will see data centre energy use increase to 140 billion kilowatt hours by 2020, the equivalent of 50 new power plants.

Our ‘Riello UPS: Power Continuity For Industry 4.0’ document focuses on how UPS’s can help mitigate the environmental impact of this increased demand through smart production, smart services, and smart energy.

Read our full article outlining the ‘Rise of the Robots’ and how the ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Big Data’ is impacting on the data centre sector.

And download our free whitepaper ‘Power Continuity for Industry 4.0’ to learn how modern UPS units are aiding the transition towards smart data centres.