The sum of all , Cyber Weekend sales, for instance, totaled $53 Billion larger than the entire economy of Bulgaria.
All of these interactions are riding on data center infrastructure, and at the large scale illustrated by Emerson, reliability is more important than ever before, and downtime more costly. If the world’s more than 500,000 data centers went out 2.5 times per year for 134 minutes — the average — it would cost the economy an estimated $426 billion a year — enough to buy every person in Munich, Germany, a yacht.
“Over the last several years, advances in technology, an increased reliance on the internet and social media as well as an increased focus on energy management initiatives have had a significant impact on the data center world,” states Scott Barbour, business leader of Emerson Network Power. “Data centers are the unsung heroes. This infographic illustrates how our reliance on them has grown exponentially.”