This is an enlightening and terrifying infographic.
Data centres are something we are constantly reliant upon for everyday functionality, whether we’re online shopping, booking flights or even performing a cheeky Google search. This big old datafest gives you a look into the absolute global devastation that data centre downtime has the potential to cause.
- Computing demand at data center recorded a 63% growth in 2012.
- $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 recent 5 minute outage is led to a 40% drop in worldwide Internet traffic.
- 73% of downtime is the result of human error.
21st century civilisation is totally dependent on communications, travel, security and data access – without this accessibility, financial and even societal collapse are inevitable. We think this is a very significant infographic and a real eye-opener in terms of the colossal importance of data. Take a look at the catastrophic aftermath and the unimaginable costs of these information outages.