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The cost of data centre downtime

Emerson Network Power | March 3, 2016
Emerson Network Power highlights the factors driving up the cost of downtime and shares five things that can be done to prevent downtime incidents from occurring.

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With the rise of retail e-commerce, increasing smartphone usage and video streaming leading to growing mobile data consumption, these demands from users are driving up the cost of downtime in data centres, which have increased by 38% since 2010. One reason for data centre downtime is Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system failure, which attributed to 25% of data centre outages. Human error also accounts for 1 in 5 data centre outages as well as increases in cyber crime, which caused 22% of data centre outages.

The infographic below highlights the factors driving up the cost of downtime and shares five things that can be done to prevent downtime incidents from occurring.

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