Emerson Network Power Sizes Up the State of the Data Center in 2011

Emerson Network Power has examined the growth and growing importance of the data center and today released its 2011 State of the Data Center infographic reflecting those observations.

Some of the facts explored in the infographic:

Fueling the internet

When internet users perform search engine queries, make purchases on their favourite retailer’s website or connect with friends via social media, data centers are making it all happen. For example: $53 Billion in cyber weekend sales is larger than the entire economy of Bulgaria. With so much activity and reliance on the internet, having a reliable data center infrastructure is more important than ever.

How big is it?

This year, mankind will create 1.2 trillion gigabytes (GB) of data, equivalent to 75 billion 16 GB iPods. That’s more than enough for every person on earth to own 10 iPods.

Too big to fail

The growing dependence on the data center means growing consequences of downtime. If all 509,147 data centers went out 2.5 times (based on an average) for a duration of 134 minutes, that would equal 2,842,737 hours of downtime, at a total loss of $426 billion a year.    

19-Dec-2011 04:56:32