Emerson Network Power Publishes Observations on the State of Data Centers

By Raju Shanbhag December 16, 2011

Emerson Network Power has released its 2011 State of the Data Center infographic reflecting vital observations from this year.

Data centers are allowing for internet users to perform search engine queries, make purchases on their favorite retailer’s website or connect with friends via social media. For example, $53 billion in cyber weekend sales is larger than the entire economy of Bulgaria. Having a reliable data center infrastructure is more important than ever before with so much activity and reliance on the internet, the company stated in a press release.

“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,” said 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.”

There will be growing consequences of downtime because of the growing dependence on the data center. 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. That’s enough to buy every person in Munich, Germany, a yacht. Equivalent to 75 billion 16 GB iPods, mankind will create 1.2 trillion gigabytes (GB) of data this year alone. That’s more than enough for every person on earth to own 10 iPods, the company stated.

Recently, the company participated at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, taking place from October 2-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Offering an inside look into Emerson’s Trellis platform, an open architecture-based data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution with real-time event analysis capabilities across all physical and logical systems in the data center, highlights include the unveiling of a new interactive and immersive Emerson Network Power booth.


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TechZone360. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

TechZone360 Contributor

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