The explosion of data is sending shockwaves throughout the data center community. Annual data creation is expected to reach 163 zettabytes by 2025, which is 10 times the amount created in 2017. This means we need a secure mechanism to store, work, and realize value from a large part of this data. With more people working, learning, and connecting remotely, the explosion of data and the consequent need for more data centers will see a multi-fold increase. This talk will focus on how we leverage machine learning, AI and other smart automation technologies to make the data center industry more efficient and environmentally sustainable, while also increasing profitability.