[Infographic] Data Centers Are Big

Data centers are something we are constantly reliant upon for everyday functionality, whether we’re online shopping, booking flights, and performing a cheeky Google search.

Computing demand at data center recorded more than 50% growth in the last 5 years.

And when data centers go down, the losses are crazy.

  • $69 trillion would be lost per hour if all data centers in the world go down at the same time.
  • 59% of Fortune 500 companies experience a minimum of 1.6 hours downtime per week, which could potentially lead to $46 million annual losses in labor cost.
  • Google’s 5 minute outage in 2012 has led to 40% drop in worldwide Internet traffic.